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ESPN names Gators' Billy Donovan No. 1 among top 50 coaches

Billy Donovan is the nation's best basketball coach, according to ESPN.

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Billy Donovan is the nation's best basketball coach, according to ESPN.

Billy Donovan is the nation's best basketball coach, according to ESPN.

Over the past five weeks, ESPN has been doing a countdown of the top 50 coaches in college basketball, based on a panel of their experts. 

Today, on its website, the panel revealed it has chosen Kentucky's John Calipari as No. 2 and Donovan as No. 1.

Here is part of what ESPN.com's Eamonn Brennan wrote:

"The Florida coach edged out Calipari, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski and (Rick) Pitino. It's hard to think of a better testament to Donovan's current stature in the sport than this one."

More on Donovan and why he was chosen No. 1.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:21pm]

    

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