Milestone Win For Billy Donovan
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University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan notched his 500th career NCAA victory Saturday night, as noted here by former UF player and current Atlanta Hawk Al Horford, as well as Donovan himself. Donovan, who led the 2014 USA Men’s U18 National Team to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and is 19-0 as a USA Basketball head coach, is the second fastest men's Division I coach to reach 500 victories.
Thank you for the kind words, Gator Nation. You're only as good as the people around you & a lot of players and coaches made this possible.— Billy Donovan (@UFCoachBillyD) March 1, 2015
There was an outpouring of love over the weekend for Anthony Mason, the former New York Knick who passed away Saturday at the age of 48. Among the current NBA notables who paid tribute was USA Basketball gold medalist Stephen Curry, who recalled spending time with Mason as a kid.
#RIPAnthonyMason played with my pops in Charlotte & always treated me like his son when I was around. Prayers up for the family!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 28, 2015