Florida basketball officially plays on Billy Donovan Court.
The former Gators head coach returned to Gainesville for Saturday’s UF-Vanderbilt game while his Oklahoma City Thunder squad is off for NBA All-Star Weekend. Donovan spoke to reporters before the game and addressed a sold-out O’Dome crowd at halftime.
“For me, I’ve always said this, is it takes a lot of people to really contribute and help,” Donovan told reporters before the game. “I look at my name and there’s another name I could think of that would go right next to my name. From Anthony Grant, to John Pelphrey, to Larry Shyatt, to Brad Beal, to Al Horford, to Joakim Noah, to Jeremy Foley, to Jamie McCloskey, to Tom Williams. Everybody contributed. I’m just thankful that I was around such great people. I think that’s what it speaks to is the quality of people that I was fortunate enough to be around here at Florida.”