Billy Donovan Rumors
He likes the existing roster and has a close relationship and confidence in Presti and Weaver. He has built a strong bond with head coach Billy Donovan. He knew what he signed for and, with the Thunder coming off a successful first post-Durant season and with pieces in place to improve the team, there are a lot of reasons to commit again.
Thunder head coach Billy Donovan is scheduled to speak at this year’s Coaches Clinic at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The seventh annual event, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, will be led by Mark Daigneault, head coach of the Oklahoma City Blue, and will feature sessions from coaches from across the U.S.
Names for potential replacements for Matta began to surface immediately following the school’s announcement that he no longer would be leading the program, and Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is one of the names being mentioned to pilot the Buckeyes back to national prominence, according to Clay Hall of ABC-6 and FOX-28 in Columbus, Ohio.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he would defer to general manager Sam Presti on who would surround Westbrook in the future. “I’ve got a lot of trust and confidence in Sam,” Donovan said during exit interviews. “I think he works tirelessly each and every day to try to figure out ways to improve this team. I think he’ll look at that. We’ll probably have a chance to sit down and talk about those things.”