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  3. Oklahoma City Thunder and head coach Billy Donovan mutually part ways after five seasons  Sky Sports
  4. Discussion between Sam Presti, Billy Donovan involved beer, reminiscing  OKC Thunder Wire
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Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti was prepared for Donovan to leave. He brought beer to the meeting and the two reminisced.Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti was prepared for Donovan to leave. He brought beer to the meeting and the two reminisced.

Discussion with Sam Presti, Billy Donovan involved beer, reminiscing

This was Billy Donovan’s last season as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In a statement, the team announced that Donovan and the Thunder have mutually parted ways. Donovan’s contract...This was Billy Donovan’s last season as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. In a statement, the team announced that Donovan and the Thunder have mutually parted ways. Donovan’s contract...

Billy Donovan, Thunder mutually part ways - Welcome to Loud City

Billy Donovan, who came in third in NBA Coach of the Year honors this season, mutually agreed to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.Billy Donovan, who came in third in NBA Coach of the Year honors this season, mutually agreed to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.

Donovan departs Thunder after five seasons - Reuters

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate for jobs around the league. Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year and was a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year this season after his squad outperformed expectations and pushed the Houston Rockets to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. Donovan went 243-157 with Oklahoma City. “I have a great respect and admiration for the players I coached in Oklahoma, and I also want to thank the coaches I worked with, who gave unbelievable time and expertise to our common goal,” Donovan said in a statement. The Thunder and Donovan described his departure as a mutual decision. Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti said he couldn’t give Donovan the assurances he wanted about the future. “In knowing where he is and the caliber of coach he is, I wouldn’t want to mislead him and tell him it was going to be a certain way and then have it not be that way," Presti said. "But ultimately, it was also five years and I think in his mind, it may have been time to move on. I totally respect that and I have a great deal of respect for him. I wish him nothing but the best.” Before his run in Oklahoma City, Donovan led the University of Florida to two national championships and four Final Four appearances in 19 seasons. Donovan inherited All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook when he was hired before the 2015-16 season. The Thunder reached the Western Conference Finals, where they squandered a 3-1 lead against the Golden State Warriors. Durant left for the Warriors that offseason, shaking the franchise and its fans. But... <p>Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate for jobs around the league.</p> <p>Donovan, who was at the end of his contract, took the Thunder to the playoffs every year and was a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year this season after his squad outperformed expectations and pushed the Houston Rockets to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.</p> <p>Donovan went 243-157 with Oklahoma City.</p> <p>“I have a great respect and admiration for the players I coached in Oklahoma, and I also want to thank the coaches I worked with, who gave unbelievable time and expertise to our common goal,” Donovan said in a statement.</p> <p>The Thunder and Donovan described his departure as a mutual decision. Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti said he couldn’t give Donovan the assurances he wanted about the future.</p> <p>“In knowing where he is and the caliber of coach he is, I wouldn’t want to mislead him and tell him it was going to be a certain way and then have it not be that way," Presti said. "But ultimately, it was also five years and I think in his mind, it may have been time to move on. I totally respect that and I have a great deal of respect for him. I wish him nothing but the best.”</p> <p>Before his run in Oklahoma City, Donovan led the University of Florida to two national championships and four Final Four appearances in 19 seasons.</p> <p>Donovan inherited All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook when he was hired before the 2015-16 season. The Thunder reached the Western Conference Finals, where they squandered a 3-1 lead against the Golden State Warriors.</p> <p>Durant left for the Warriors that offseason, shaking the franchise and its fans. But...</p>

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after 5 seasons - SFChronicle.com

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate

Thunder, Donovan agree to mutually part ways | NBA.com

Billy Donovan is no longer the Oklahoma City Thunder 's head coach after the two sides agreed to part ways following the expiration of his contract, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski ...Billy Donovan is no longer the Oklahoma City Thunder 's head coach after the two sides agreed to part ways following the expiration of his contract, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski ...

76ers Rumors: Billy Donovan Expected to Be a Candidate for Head Coach Position | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Billy Donovan is no longer the Oklahoma City Thunder 's head coach after the two sides agreed to part ways following the expiration of his contract, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski ...

76ers Rumors: Billy Donovan Expected to Be a Candidate for Head Coach Position

Billy Donovan to leave Oklahoma City Thunder after 5 seasons coaching them, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here we look at who can replace him.Billy Donovan to leave Oklahoma City Thunder after 5 seasons coaching them, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here we look at who can replace him.

Thunder new coach: Who can replace Billy Donovan as head coach of OKC Thunder next season | The SportsRush

Billy Donovan to leave Oklahoma City Thunder after 5 seasons coaching them, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here we look at who can replace him.Billy Donovan to leave Oklahoma City Thunder after 5 seasons coaching them, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here we look at who can replace him.

Thunder new coach: Who can replace Billy Donovan as head coach of OKC Thunder next season | The SportsRush

Billy Donovan, who came in third in NBA Coach of the Year voting this season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder have mutually agreed to part ways.Billy Donovan, who came in third in NBA Coach of the Year voting this season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder have mutually agreed to part ways.

Oklahoma City Thunder and head coach Billy Donovan mutually part ways after five seasons | NBA News | Sky Sports

Let’s get it back to the Sixers. Oklahoma City parted with ways with Billy Donovan following their game seven loss to the Houston Rockets, ending a five-year run. He’s available now if the Sixers are interested, which apparently might be the case: Billy Donovan's name has been floating around as a potential Sixers head coaching […]

Billy Donovan's Name Reportedly "Floating Around" For Vacant Sixers Job - Crossing Broad

Donovan led the Thunder on a surprising run to the playoffs this seasonDonovan led the Thunder on a surprising run to the playoffs this season

Thunder announce Billy Donovan will not return as coach after two sides agree to part ways - CBSSports.com

Coach Billy Donovan won't be returning to the Thunder next season, it was announced on Tuesday.Coach Billy Donovan won't be returning to the Thunder next season, it was announced on Tuesday.

Coach Billy Donovan, Thunder mutually agree to part ways after 5 seasons

The Chicago Bulls are expected to pursue Billy Donovan for their head coaching job, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Should they, though?The Chicago Bulls are expected to pursue Billy Donovan for their head coaching job, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Should they, though?

Bulls news: Chicago expected to pursue Billy Donovan

Bulls news: Chicago expected to pursue Billy Donovan

Add the Oklahoma City Thunder to the list of teams in the market for a new head coach. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports OKC and Billy Donovan will not pursue a new contract after Donovan's deal expired at the end of the 2019-20 season...Add the Oklahoma City Thunder to the list of teams in the market for a new head coach. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports OKC and Billy Donovan will not pursue a new contract after Donovan's deal expired at the end of the 2019-20 season...

Billy Donovan Won't Return as Thunder Coach Next Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, whose contract with OKC expired after his team was eliminated in the playoffs this season, will not be returning to the club for the 2020-21 season.Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, whose contract with OKC expired after his team was eliminated in the playoffs this season, will not be returning to the club for the 2020-21 season.

Billy Donovan, Thunder part ways after five seasons | Yardbarker

Donovan went 243-157 with Oklahoma City. Before that, he led the University of Florida to two national championships and four Final Four appearances in 19 seasons.Donovan went 243-157 with Oklahoma City. Before that, he led the University of Florida to two national championships and four Final Four appearances in 19 seasons.

Billy Donovan, Oklahoma City Thunder part ways after 5 seasons

The two sides will part ways after five years.The two sides will part ways after five years.

Report: Billy Donovan Will Not Return To The Thunder Next Season

Billy Donovan, who was just fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder, is reportedly in play for the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers jobs.Billy Donovan, who was just fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder, is reportedly in play for the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers jobs.

Billy Donovan reportedly in play for Bulls, Sixers jobs

First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) and then confirmed via team press release, Billy Donovan will not return next season as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Donovan was in the final year of a five-year contract. Although discussions between OKC and Donovan were described as “collaborative,” they were also “realistic,” as the team likely […]

Rapid Reaction: Thunder, Donovan agree to part ways - Daily Thunder

After five seasons in charge, the former college coach is looking for work.After five seasons in charge, the former college coach is looking for work.

Thunder, Billy Donovan part ways after five seasons | Sporting News

The Bulls are expected to at least make a run at interviewing Donovan for the vacancy left after the Jim Boylen firing, as the former Thunder coach should easily skip to the front of the line.The Bulls are expected to at least make a run at interviewing Donovan for the vacancy left after the Jim Boylen firing, as the former Thunder coach should easily skip to the front of the line.

Billy Donovan’s firing from OKC adds new layer to Bulls’ coaching search - Chicago Sun-Times

When the Oklahoma City Thunder season ended in a game seven loss to the Houston Rockets it began an offseason where many questions had to be answered. One apparently has been answered. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Billy Donovan won't be returning to the Thunder as head coach. Woj says the sides have decided not to pursue an extension. Donovan's contract came to an end after the playoff loss to the Rockets.When the Oklahoma City Thunder season ended in a game seven loss to the Houston Rockets it began an offseason where many questions had to be answered. One apparently has been answered. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Billy Donovan won't be returning to the Thunder as head coach. Woj says the sides have decided not to pursue an extension. Donovan's contract came to an end after the playoff loss to the Rockets.

Billy Donovan out as Thunder Head Coach | KOKH

Billy Donovan out as Thunder Head Coach

Sixers, Bulls Expected To Have Interest In Billy Donovan - RealGM Wiretap

Sixers, Bulls Expected To Have Interest In Billy Donovan - RealGM Wiretap

Billy Donovan won't return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons, the team announced Tuesday night, ending a largely successful run that ought to make him an attractive candidate for jobs around the league.

Report: Billy Donovan won't return as Oklahoma City Thunder coach - TSN.ca

the coach parted ways from OKC on Tuesdaythe coach parted ways from OKC on Tuesday

Bulls coaching rumors: interest expressed in Billy Donovan - Blog a Bull

No contract extension for OKC's Billy Donovan, finalist for Coach of the Year this seasonBilly Donovan out as Thunder coach after five seasons

Billy Donovan out as Thunder coach after five seasons

The Billy Donovan era came to an end Tuesday night with a statement from the Thunder that may have signaled the team would enter its first rebuild since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008. In a statement, Thunder general manager Sam Presti said that the mutual decision to part ways with its coach of five seasons came after "it became apparent that we couldn’t provide him the information on the future direction of the team over the next several seasons to give him the level of clarity that he understandably desires at this stage of his career." Here's a quick rundown of Donovan's five-season tenure with the Thunder: April 30, 2015: Hired as Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, replacing Scott Brooks.SEP 8, 2020 - The Billy Donovan era came to an end Tuesday night with a statement from the Thunder that may have signaled the team would enter its first rebuild since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008....

OKC Thunder timeline in Billy Donovan era

SEP 8, 2020 - The Billy Donovan era came to an end Tuesday night with a statement from the Thunder that may have signaled the team would enter its first rebuild since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008....

OKC Thunder timeline in Billy Donovan era

Donovan spent five years as coach of the Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder, Billy Donovan decide to part ways - masslive.com

Head coach Billy Donovan will not negotiate a new contract with the Thunder and will part ways with the club.Head coach Billy Donovan will not negotiate a new contract with the Thunder and will part ways with the club.

Billy Donovan, Thunder Part Ways | Hoops Rumors

The Oklahoma City Thunder is looking for its next head coach after announcing Billy Donovan will not return next season.

Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Coach Billy Donovan Won't Return

Bad news for Oklahoma City basketball: the Thunder lost a good coach. Good news for OKC basketball: the Thunder didn’t lose a great coach. Just don’t go celebrating that reality. There aren’t a ton of great coaches walking Planet NBA, which is why Billy Donovan soon could resurface in Philadelphia or Chicago or an NBA port in need of a skipper. Here you go. Donovan’s winning percentage of .608 ranks 11th all-time among coaches with at least five years of NBA experience. That’s out of 124 coaches. I assume that makes you feel a little worse, and I assume you realize the next guy will have no chance of approaching that kind of winning.SEP 8, 2020 - Bad news for Oklahoma City basketball: the Thunder lost a good coach. Good news for OKC basketball: the Thunder didn’t lose a great coach. Just don’t go celebrating that reality. There...

Tramel: OKC Thunder lost a good coach in Billy Donovan, but 'it's no one's fault' that this era ends

SEP 8, 2020 - Bad news for Oklahoma City basketball: the Thunder lost a good coach. Good news for OKC basketball: the Thunder didn’t lose a great coach. Just don’t go celebrating that reality. There...

Tramel: OKC Thunder lost a good coach in Billy Donovan, but 'it's no one's fault' that this era ends

Billy Donovan is leaving Oklahoma City after five NBA seasons.Billy Donovan is leaving Oklahoma City after five NBA seasons.

NBA: Steven Adams' coach Billy Donovan 'parting ways' with Oklahoma City Thunder | Newshub

The Oklahoma City Thunder were one of the pleasant surprises of the 2019-20 NBA season, but the fond feelings are fading already. Following a first-round exit, the team has decided to part ways with head coach Billy Donovan, presumably kicking off a downturn/rebuilding period once the team moves on from veteran talent.The Oklahoma City Thunder were one of the pleasant surprises of the 2019-20 NBA season, but the fond feelings are fading already. Following a first-round exit, the team has decided to part ways with head coach Billy Donovan, presumably kicking off a downturn/rebuilding period once the team moves on from veteran talent.

Billy Donovan is leaving the Thunder. Should Sixers consider him for head coach? | PhillyVoice

Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed not to pursue a new contract, meaning Donovan is leaving after five tumultuous years.Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed not to pursue a new contract, meaning Donovan is leaving after five tumultuous years.

Billy Donovan will leave the Oklahoma City Thunder after both sides agreed not to pursue a new contract

The Oklahoma City Thunder madee a surprising decision on head coach Billy Donovan on Tuesday night. Here's the latest.The Oklahoma City Thunder madee a surprising decision on head coach Billy Donovan on Tuesday night. Here's the latest.

Oklahoma City Thunder Make Decision On Coach Bill Donovan

The Oklahoma City Thunder madee a surprising decision on head coach Billy Donovan on Tuesday night. Here's the latest.The Oklahoma City Thunder madee a surprising decision on head coach Billy Donovan on Tuesday night. Here's the latest.

Oklahoma City Thunder Make Decision On Coach Bill Donovan

Somehow, someway a coach of the year candidate lost his job on Tuesday evening.Somehow, someway a coach of the year candidate lost his job on Tuesday evening.

UK Wildcats Headlines: Billy Donovan Edition - A Sea Of Blue

We gather up the latest news around the league.We gather up the latest news around the league.

NBA News: Giannis Shuts Down Trade Rumors, Donovan Parts Ways With OKC - Blazer's Edge

The Chicago Bulls are reportedly " expected to have an interest in considering" Billy Donovan for their coaching vacancy, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , after Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder mutually parted ways Tuesday...The Chicago Bulls are reportedly " expected to have an interest in considering" Billy Donovan for their coaching vacancy, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , after Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder mutually parted ways Tuesday...

Bulls Rumors: Billy Donovan Potential HC Target After Parting Ways with Thunder | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights