HoopsHype Coaching rumors


April 23, 2015 Updates

Randy Renner: CBS Sports reporting Kevin Ollie has removed himself from consideration for #Thunder job. Looks like Billy Donovan could be the guy Twitter @RandyRenner

ESPN: Are you surprised McHale wasn’t higher in the Coach of the Year voting? Morey: I thought it was terrible. I continue to not understand what criteria people are using. Our own hometown paper didn’t vote him first, second or third, and it’s very frustrating. ESPN.com

Chris Mannix: Another assistant who will get some attention: Atlanta's Kenny Atkinson. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

April 22, 2015 Updates

All signs point to University of Florida coach Billy Donovan, a longtime friend of Thunder GM Sam Presti who is itching to move to the pros, league sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. "He's ready to try the NBA," said one person who has been in contact with Donovan. CBSSports.com

One person who has known Donovan for a few years described him as "tired of recruiting," and said that if he ever made the jump to the NBA, it would have to be a winning situation with a GM he knows and trusts. The Thunder check all those boxes. CBSSports.com

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