4 Candidates That Could Replace Billy Donovan If He Leaves For The NBA

Rumors have been swirling this week that Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan might leave the college game for the NBA. If Donovan does leave, who will Florida look at to be the program’s next head coach?

4) Archie Miller, Dayton

Miller is one of the rising stars in coaching, leading his Dayton Flyers to the Elite 8 last year and an upset victory over 6-seed Providence this year. The 36-year-old just signed signed an extension with Dayton through 2022, but he’d gladly find his way out of that if the Gators were to come calling.

3) Sean Miller, Arizona

Miller, Archie’s older brother, has Arizona among the best teams in the country every year though he still hasn’t made a Final Four in his career. He seems to be fairly entrenched in Tucson, but he is from the east coast, and Florida would give him a chance to coach at another top job much closer to home.

2) Jay Wright, Villanova

Wright has had a lot of success at Villanova, leading them to two Final Fours, yet many wonder if he’s hit his ceiling with the Wildcats. The Big East is still one of the best basketball conferences in the country, but it’s still a tier below the Power 5 schools. The opportunity to lead a top notch, big money program like Florida could be the job that takes him away from Philadelphia.

1) Gregg Marshall, Wichita State

Marshall has been the hottest name in the coaching carousel because he’s been able to turn the Shockers into a national power. He's already turned down Texas and Alabama to stay at Wichita, but Florida is a much more attractive job that can also make him one of the highest paid coaches in the country. Even though there's no guarantee he would leave Wichita State, Florida would definitely go hard after Marshall.

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