Billy Donovan will not replace Rick Pitino when he retires from coaching basketball at The University of Louisville. Donovan will likely never coach in the college ranks again. Donovan, in his first year as the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, has taken his team to within 1 game of the NBA finals. If the Thunder can win 1 of the next 3 games against the Warriors, then he will have reached a level of success that will more than likely assure him to always be an NBA coach. Read the rest of this entry
This scandal has taken a toll on all of us, especially Rick Pitino. He has been through so much more than the average NCAA Division 1 basketball coach. I believe it’s starting to show. I worry about his health. After he came out an said he would be back next year, most of us started wondering how much longer he would stick around and who would replace him when he left. I have heard from a very reliable source that this whole situation is
Our fione friends at collegespun.com released a list Monday of their predictions for the next 10 NCAA Champions. I love prediction pieces like this because it is fun to do. Like the BCS/CFP post we shared a few months ago. They even speculate on our next head coach. YAY! Here is the link to the story. Feel free to read and share. There may be a name in there you enjoy! (Of course there is)
Coach Billy Donovan (Florida) made his final cut down to 12 for the final USA Men’s U18 National Team and a few Louisville Targets made the list. 2015 PG Isaiah Briscoe,2015 SG Allonzo Trier, and 2015 Center Stephen Zimmerman all made the final roster and all are in the mix with the Cards. While Trier and Briscoe have not set up visits to Louisville at this time, Zimmerman will be on campus September 26th.
The most surprising news may not be who made it. but who didn’t. 2015 SG Antonio Blakeney did not make the final team. It has been believed for a long time that Louisville and Billy Donovan’s Florida Gators have been the leaders for Blakeney. Will Donovan cutting Blakeney have any effect? That I don’t know but I can’t imagine this could be anything but good for the Cards.
|Isaiah Briscoe||G||6-3||200||04/13/96||2015||Roselle Catholic H.S.||Union, NJ|
|Jaylen Brown||F||6-6||200||10/24/96||2015||Wheeler H.S.||Alpharetta, GA|
|Jalen Brunson||G||6-1||180||08/31/96||2015||Adlai E. Stevenson H.S.||Lincolnshire, IL|
|Stanley Johnson||F||6-7||226||05/29/96||2014||Mater Dei H.S./*Arizona||Fullerton, CA|
|Tyus Jones||G||6-1||180||05/10/96||2014||Apple Valley H.S./*Duke||Apple Valley, MN|
|Luke Kennard||G||6-5||180||06/24/96||2015||Franklin H.S./#Duke||Franklin, OH|
|Tyler Lydon||F||6-9||200||04/09/96||2015||New Hampton School/#Syracuse||Elizaville, NY|
|Dwayne Morgan||F||6-8||190||01/29/96||2014||St. Francis Academy/*UNLV||Baltimore, MD|
|Allonzo Trier||G||6-5||190||01/17/96||2015||Montrose Christian||Seattle, WA|
|Myles Turner||C||6-11||225||03/24/96||2014||Trinity H.S./*Texas||Bedford, TX|
|Justise Winslow||F||6-6||210||03/26/96||2014||St. John’s School /*Duke||Houston, TX|
|Stephen Zimmerman||C||6-11||214||09/09/96||2015||Bishop Gorman H.S.||Las Vegas, NV|
|Head Coach: Billy Donovan, University of Florida|
|Assistant Coach: Ed Cooley, Providence College|
|Assistant Coach: Sean Miller, University of Arizona|
|Athletic Trainer: Jarrett Schweim, University of Central Florida|
Sophomore Montrezl Harrell has accepted an invitation to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship team training camp. The camp will be held June 14-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
The team will be coached by Florida’s Billy Donovan, and he will have Tony Bennett (Virginia) and Shaka Smart (VCU) as assistants. Not a bad staff! There are 24 players who are invited to the camp, and the team will be cut down to 12.
By Justin Renck:
Here are the key notes from Coach Pitino’s press conference on Tuesday afternoon. He talks about Gorgui Dieng’s injury, the Memphis game, and the upcoming FIU game and coaching against his son, Richard.