Billy Donovan Rumors

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Donovan says he makes an attempt daily to text Williams and plans to visit him upon his return to Oklahoma City following the Thunder’s current road trip, which ends March 6. He said they talk very little about basketball. “It’s hard for me personally because we developed such a close relationship and he’s such a great man,” Donovan said. “We share a lot of common values as it relates to our faith. But for him to go through what he is going through is just hard,” Donovan said. Donovan’s job got even tougher when Cheeks underwent hip surgery Feb. 17 and was expected to miss six weeks. Cheeks plans to be back at practice when the team returns to Oklahoma City, but it is uncertain when he will return to the bench and travel.