Billy Donovan is an American college basketball coach and former college and professional basketball player.
Billy Donovan currently serves as the head coach of the Florida Gators men's basketball team at the University of Florida, which has contributed to his wealth.
Since 1996, he has served as the Florida Gators' head coach. In 2006 and 2007, he helped the Gators win back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national championships.
Billy was the starting point guard for the Providence Friars men's basketball team, and he guided the Friars to the 1987 Final Four.
He is one of only four men to have been in the NCAA Final Four as both a player and a coach, and to have led the Friars to a national championship.
He worked as a guard reserve for the New York Knicks for the majority of the 1987â€“88 season prior to his time at the University of Florida.
Following his retirement from the NBA, he temporarily worked as a stockbroker on Wall Street before becoming Rick Pitino's assistant coach for the Kentucky Wildcats.
In 1994, he agreed to take the head coaching job at Marshall University. In 1996, he joined the University of Florida to succeed Lon Kruger as the basketball coach there.
He won back-to-back national titles for the University of Florida after being given a six-year original deal.
Over the years, Donovan received opportunities to join other organizations, but he chose to stay with the University of Florida because he cares about its success.
Donovan won the "SEC Coach of the Year" award in 2011. In 2014, as the Gators advanced to the Final Four,
He guided them to a 30-game winning streak while defeating each of their opponents by double digit margins.
In the 2014 NCAA tournament, the team received the top overall seed.
Billy Donovan's net worth is currently estimated at $14 million.
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Billy Donovan is married to Christine D Auria since 1990. The couple has 4 kids.
Children: Billy Donovan has a daughter, Hasbrouck Donovan and 3 sons, Bryan Donovan, Connor Donovan, William Donovan III.
Billy Donovanâ€™s father is Bill Donovan, Sr.
Billy Donovanâ€™s mother is Joan Donovan.
Siblings: Billy Donovan has 2 sisters, Susan Donovan and Karen Reilly.
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"As players see themselves getting better through skill sessions, they will want to get in the gym more."
"Systems win! Believe in your system, and then sell it to your players."
"You can do one of two things: You can humble yourself or life will humble you. I think it's a lot easier to find a way to humble yourself."
"False Hustle = cheap fouls, lunging, reaching, etc."
"If I can't expect someone to be accountable off the floor, how can I expect them to guard a pick and roll? Or get a rebound?"
"If you don't feel you have something to prove every day, you'll never improve."