Donovan says teams have called but he's not interested in NBA

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Billy Donovan says 'Thanks, no thanks' to the NBA.. (USATSI)
Billy Donovan says 'Thanks, no thanks' to the NBA. (USATSI)

More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft

Billy Donovan told the Associated Press on Thursday that several NBA teams have contacted him, but he's happy at the University of Florida .

The Cavaliers reportedly reached out to Donovan, according to ESPN. Donovan has been mentioned in rumors with coaching vacancies with the Lakers, Wolves and Pistons.

Donovan last agreed to a deal with the Magic in 2007 before backing out.

ESPN also reports that the Cavs are looking at several college coaches to fill their vacancy after firing Mike Brown:

In addition to Donovan, they have tested the interest of Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg, sources said. The Cavs made inquiries about UConn's Kevin Ollie before he agreed to a long-term extension to stay.

The team has been doing research on several former NBA coaches who are currently available including Lionel Hollins, George Karl and Alvin Gentry, sources said. But it appears the Cavs are investigating the college options first.

via Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan spoke to a couple NBA teams - ESPN.

Donovan remains a powerful candidate despite his insistence at staying at Florida ... which can only help negotiations for future contracts and extensions.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

August 28, 2015
Impact of Kyrie Irving's injury (1:31)
August 27, 2015
Darryl Dawkins passes away at 58
(1:24)
August 27, 2015
Kyrie Irving might be out till January
(1:04)
August 27, 2015
Fantasy Basketball: Draft Day Sleepers 1.0 (8/27)
(3:15)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.