Now that Billy Donovan is off to coach Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, one of college basketball’s more appealing jobs has come open.
Florida is somewhere between a top 15 and top 25 job, depending on who you ask, as they have resources, a recruiting base and a relative lack of pressure to win. There are plenty of candidates for the job, but according to athletic director Jeremy Foley, a decision isn’t going to be made all that quickly.
“The key would be to have something in place I would think sometime in June,” Foley said at a press conference on Monday afternoon. “Who knows when it will happen, but again, there’s some time here.”
“I haven’t talked to one coach,” he added. “I [haven’t] had time to do that.”
Dayton’s Archie Miller, Xavier’s Chris Mack and Minnesota’s Richard Pitino have all had their names thrown in the mix, as have current Florida assistants John Pelphrey and Anthony Grant.
But this decision isn’t one that is going to be made overnight, which means that reporters, fans and the recruits waiting to see how this all shakes out will be left in limbo for the time being.