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Bianchi: Donovan departure more devastating to Gators than the day Steve Spurrier left

Bianchi: Donovan departure more devastating to Gators than the day Steve Spurrier left

Daddy just left the house and he ain't comin' home no more. That's the forlorn, far-reaching feeling spreading across Gator Nation now that it's become official: The great Billy D has become Billy Departed. The dynamic, dynastic father and creator of Florida basketball is now a gone Gator. Billy Donovan was 29 years old when he came to Florida as "Billy the Kid." He left Thursday, a month before his 50th birthday, as "Billy the Legend." Donovan made a decision that he almost made eight years ago when signed a contract to coach the Orlando Magic. Except this time — now that he's agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with the...

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