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April 2, 2015 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that Donovan is poised to draw interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason and is increasingly prepared to listen to those pitches after the Gators endured a 16-17 season in which they failed to qualify for postseason play for just the second time in Donovan's nearly two decades in Gainesville. ESPN.com

The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic are the only NBA teams currently employing an interim coach, but sources say both of those clubs plan to have Donovan on their list of targets once they began more expansive coaching searches after completing their respective regular-season schedules in April. Donovan is also likely to be pursued by teams that make changes after the regular season or playoffs. ESPN.com

Donovan recently agreed to a one-year contract extension to stay with the Gators through the 2020 season, according to multiple media reports, but the contract contains a buyout for a mere $500,000 if an NBA opportunity arises. The extension is not regarded as an impediment to Donovan's pursuing NBA jobs if he wishes. ESPN.com

April 1, 2015 Updates

Arizona sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson plans to enter the NBA Draft, multiple sources told Scout Wednesday afternoon. Jefferson averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds a game during his sophomore season. During his freshman season he averaged 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. In high school, Jefferson was a standout at Chester (Pa.) High and was regarded as Scout’s No. 10 prospect in the 2013 class. Scout.com

Frank Isola: Walter Berry in attendance at Chris Mullin's press conference. Also here, Sacramento Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro & former Net Jayson Williams Twitter @FisolaNYDN

March 31, 2015 Updates

Adam Zagoria: St. John's officially names Chris Mullin head coach. Presser at 1:30 tomorrow. Chris Mullin: 'It’s a surreal experience coming home and returning to St. John’s Univ. This is a role I have been preparing for all of my life. I look forward to mentoring our current and future players, passing along knowledge and aiding in their development to help them reach their goals, similar to the impact Coach Carnesecca had on me thirty years ago." Twitter @AdamZagoria

University of Houston guard Jherrod Stiggers will forgo his final year of eligibility and turn pro. Stiggers, who led the Cougars in scoring in 2014 averaging 14.2 points, has already signed with an agent. At UH Stiggers scored 1, 077 points, 38th-best in school history. He became the 45th player at the University of Houston to score more than 1,000 points. Stiggers also ranks third in UH history with 243 made three-point shots. FOX 26 Sports

March 30, 2015 Updates

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