Billy Donovan

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Billy Donovan said : "The history. The organization. What the Bulls have meant to the game of basketball and to basketball worldwide," "I mean, it's an iconic franchise, and certainly to be a part of trying to help build it back up was certainly very, very appealing and exciting. I know it's going to take a lot of work" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I want to thank Jerry, Michael, Arturas and Marc for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls. I also want to thank them for the time and effort they put into this hiring process. I'm excited to partner with Arturas as we work together on behalf of this historic franchise," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Jerry Reinsdorf ) : “I want to thank Jerry (Reinsdorf), Michael (Reinsdorf), Arturas and Marc (Eversley) for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Jerry Reinsdorf ) : "I want to thank [owner] Jerry [Reinsdorf], [team president] Michael [Reinsdorf], Arturas and [general manager] Marc [Eversley] for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls," External link

upi Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I have a great respect and admiration for the players I coached in Oklahoma, and I also want to thank the coaches I worked with, who gave unbelievable time and expertise to our common goal,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “You can tell it’s an empty gym,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “The NBA has done a great job trying to create acoustically a game environment in an arena with fans, but I don’t think when the crowd noise is going, that’s necessarily impacting anybody,” “During timeouts, there is no noise, so guys know they’re not playing with fans” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We got really, really slow, and when we play slow, we’re certainly not as effective,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I thought we had a lot of 3s (Saturday) night where we were settling,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "The involvement I've had to be part of some of these meetings as it relates to social justice and the platform that is here inside this bubble, I think is moving in an incredibly positive direction for change that is necessary," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "The involvement I've had to be part of some of these meetings as it relates to social justice and the platform that is here inside this bubble, I think is moving in an incredibly positive direction for change that is necessary," External link

heart Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Overall I thought our guys kept battling, and like we talked about the last two games it’s going to be 48 minutes,” “Even though every moment wasn’t great, I thought our guys kept competing and fighting and battling the whole way through” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “James fouled out and they went to Gordon and Lu had the responsibility of guarding both those guys,” “Lu’s effort on James and Eric was really, really great. He put his all into it” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “To sit here and say we’re not (officially) coming home now, this is tough and difficult the reality is everyone is playing in the same situation,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "It's going to be hard to play them and score 39 points in a second half," External link

usaToday Friday, August 21, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He wasn't necessarily on a minutes restriction, but we wanted to watch his minutes tonight, just to make sure that he could not get set back,” External link

foxnews Friday, August 21, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He only knows one way to compete,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Now we’re back into a situation where we can play two of those three guys (together) if not all three of them,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan says ( about Steve Adams ) : "This is something that we feel was better for Steven to take a game and to rest and to get himself feeling a little better," External link

newshub Friday, August 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "Right now, at least for this game, we'll be out. We'll probably be able to gather some more information once we get a chance to spend a little more time with him over the phone," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “All of these guys are doing a great job in taking care of themselves,” External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I just felt like he had so much upside with his talent,” “I say this a lot of times, you don’t want talent to be necessarily a curse to you. I think he’s developed into a great worker from everything you hear. So I don’t know what kind of impact I did or did not have, but I tried to with all those guys just be as honest as I could to help all of them” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan says : "He has done a great job with his conditioning," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan says : "He has done a great job with his conditioning," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think he’s trying to gain confidence right now in terms of being out from playing competitive basketball for two years, of just really him fitting into the team, trying to help the team, different things he can do to be effective, getting that timing back, understanding what it’s like playing against contact,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Chris Paul ) : “I don’t know if there’s been maybe another president in the history of the players association that’s had to deal with something like this,” “I know there’s been lockouts, but this is really something that’s totally unique and different, and I think the way Chris navigated through all this to try to really help the players and the league get back to playing has been remarkable” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Dennis Schroeder ) : “As a leader, he's been invaluable,” “But the one thing I've always admired about Dennis is I think he's always raised the competitive spirit of our team” External link

usaToday Friday, July 17, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

wkbn Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

news4jax Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

kiro7 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Now that everybody’s home, it’s a great way to kind of connect,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I don’t know what’s going to happen, I think we’re all waiting to get some direction,” “Obviously, I think the NBA is trying to do everything they can do to try to figure out a way to play, but I don’t think they’re going to try to do it if it’s going to put players or the country in danger and I’m sure we’re going to get direction for that” External link

forbes Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “There’s been some games where I think I probably could’ve done a better job with him. I think here of late his minutes have been somewhat reasonable,” “We’ve had some games against some tough opponents where his minutes have gotten up around 38, 39, which in my opinion is too much for him. … So I’m definitely mindful of where he’s at” External link

bangordailynews Monday, March 9, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “There’s been some games where I think I probably could’ve done a better job with him. I think here of late his minutes have been somewhat reasonable,” “We’ve had some games against some tough opponents where his minutes have gotten up around 38, 39, which in my opinion is too much for him. ... So I’m definitely mindful of where he’s at” External link

news9 Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Long Island Railroad ) : “It certainly brings back a lot of memories,” “I can remember jumping on the Long Island Railroad and buying a $5 ticket and trying to (make) my way down as close as I could to the court to watch games” External link

news9 Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Long Island Railroad ) : “It certainly brings back a lot of memories,” “I can remember jumping on the Long Island Railroad and buying a $5 ticket and trying to (make) my way down as close as I could to the court to watch games” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "These last two games, two elite teams," "Hopefully. we get better at the things that are exposed. We need to get better" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "We've got to be better, and we've got to be physical," "So, we really just tried to get on the court and work on those things right away" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "Obviously, it's real emotional for me and I'm really humbled," "For me, I've always said it takes a lot of people to really contribute and help" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "When you look down on the court, see your name down there as well because you're just as much as part of it as everybody else," External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "He never seems like he ever looks tired to me," "He runs around, and he's got a really good motor and energy. So, he looked like his normal self" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Obviously it was an emotional game for him,” “He never really got into a flow from the standpoint of his own personal offense, but he really managed to manipulate that game in the third quarter. He was finding guys, he was making the right decisions. He got guys open shots” External link

news9 Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Obviously it was an emotional game for him,” “He never really got into a flow from the standpoint of his own personal offense, but he really managed to manipulate that game in the third quarter. He was finding guys, he was making the right decisions. He got guys open shots” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Because it’s been challenging for all the coaches,” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Because it’s been challenging for all the coaches,” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We did a better job of crowding the floor on him and at least putting some people around him where he didn't have so much room to operate,” External link

usaToday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Dennis and Gallinari offensively, made some really really big shots to get us back in the game,” “And then we got some timely stops and some good rebounds. So it really was an amazing job by those guys” External link

news9 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

news9 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That was really critical because they had a lead at that point and time and those couple steals kind of got us back in control and we got some momentum,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think a young player needs to learn to be reliable,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think a young player needs to learn to be reliable,” External link

dcourier Monday, December 23, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

dcourier Monday, December 23, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

click2houston Monday, December 23, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “These guys are working hard and they know the last two games against Chicago and Memphis — that's not sustainable,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's what we talked about going into this game is that we've really got to try to put a whole game together,” “And inside the whole game, you're going to have lapses and moments where you're not playing maybe, pretty basketball. But I felt like the way we were trying to play to an identity standpoint on both ends — the guys were executing pretty well” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Steven and Chris in the pick and roll in the middle of the floor was really good closing the game,” “I thought Chris did a great job managing the clock and managing the game and getting guys where they needed to go” External link

usaToday Monday, December 2, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think for him, being out for a couple games and then coming back and playing like he did, I think for any young player, the concern always for those guys is: ‘Where am I going to fit in? How am I going to fit in when I get back? Am I behind the 8-ball, am I the last guy?’” “And that’s not the case I think for our team. We need Hami and I told him that when he comes back we’re going to put him right back into the rotation and try to get him back to where he had been playing before the injury. He’s obviously got a little bit of a hole for himself to get himself healthy but I still feel once he can get back he cans still play an important role to our team” External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He fought through it. He never said a word about it,” “He never complained about it. I think it speaks to his character and his toughness as a competitor that when he steps across the lines of play, he's going to do just that: just play” External link

usaToday Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : “Paul’s a great player, I had a chance to see that first-hand for a lot of games last year for us,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan added : “He’s always been a terrific player,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : “Paul’s a great player, I had a chance to see that first-hand for a lot of games last year for us,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Guys like him who get significant playing time as a rookie generally make a pretty good jump from their rookie year to their second year,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, November 18, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Guys like him who get significant playing time as a rookie generally make a pretty good jump from their rookie year to their second year,” External link

dailynews Monday, November 18, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I thought it was a good team win because everybody contributed," "I thought at the end of the third (quarter) and throughout the beginning part of the fourth, we got really good play from our bench" External link

usaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Chris Paul ) : "I thought Chris and Gallo were really efficient tonight with the way they played," "I think everybody contributed today and that was good to see. Offensively, we continue to improve and get better" External link

usaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He obviously has done an enormous amount for the organization, for the state and the city,” “I’ve always respected how hard he competed and played. We had a chance to spend four great years together. It was good to just connect” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “The thing that’s been amazing, just getting a chance to know him and spend some time with him this summer is he has done an incredible job taking care of himself,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “At 34 years old, he still loves every minute of it,” “That really shines through in the little bit of time I’ve been around him” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I think that's what it comes down to," "Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they're flowing and playing together" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I think that's what it comes down to," "Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they're flowing and playing together" External link

firstpost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think that’s what it comes down to,” “Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they’re flowing and playing together” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Each of our coaches on this year’s staff has a unique perspective on Thunder basketball that we believe will be a great benefit to our players,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Each of our coaches on this year’s staff has a unique perspective on Thunder basketball that we believe will be a great benefit to our players,” “We are thrilled to welcome Brian Keefe back to the program, and seeing Dave, Mark, David and Mike all rise through our ranks to these positions on our staff is a testament to their hard work and dedication. With Mo, Vin and Billy Schmidt also back for next season, I couldn’t be more excited to get to work with this group” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Both teams played the game all the way out,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we’re going to have to take them,” External link

news9 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

wftv Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "A lot of times they're just going to have four ball-handlers out there," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

khou Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

12news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He has changed the way the power forward position is looked at now. He came along, being seven feet and his ability to shoot the ball and his skill package offensively of what he could do and how he could play, I think now you see every team having a guy as a stretch four-man, he probably has a lot to do with that,” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He has changed the way the power forward position is looked at now. He came along, being seven feet and his ability to shoot the ball and his skill package offensively of what he could do and how he could play, I think now you see every team having a guy as a stretch four-man, he probably has a lot to do with that,” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I don't think there can be any excuses having two days in between the Toronto game," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : "With Paul out, certainly offensively, it's been a challenge the last several games," "I've been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out" External link

eagletribune Monday, March 4, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan asked : "What did we score tonight, 126 points?" "That should be good enough for us to win" External link

cbs46 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "is doing a little more each day," External link

cbs46 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan déclaré : «Je pense que nous avons joué de manière fantastique en attaque dans la première moitié» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT



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Joakim Noah said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “Coach Donovan is somebody who is going to hold his players accountable and is somebody who can relate to his players while keeping a relationship with the guys. That’s a tough balance. But he’s proven he’s been able to do it time and time again,” “He’s somebody that I really respect. And I couldn’t be happier for the Chicago Bulls to have such a great coach. What a big hire” External link

forbes Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Presti said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "After those discussions, it became apparent that we couldn't provide him the information on the future direction of the team over the next several seasons to give him the level of clarity that he understandably desires at this stage of his career," "Therefore, we close this chapter and reflect fondly on all that he has given to the team, organization and community. Billy will always have a place in the Thunder family," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Budenholzer said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “First, congrats to Billy Donovan for the outstanding job he and his staff have done with the Oklahoma City Thunder,” External link

wsaw Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Jaylen Brown said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “And instantly I was emotional. I was 17 years old. I was like, ‘What do you mean? I’m the best player here. I’m cooking everybody,’” “I was so mad I was crying. But I think Billy Donovan had a big impact on my drive for sure. I’m in the NBA now, and hopefully I have a couple more years now to go, so we’ll see” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Florida Jones said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “Billy’s incredible — he’s been a great friend and great mentor,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, March 30, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Chiozza said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “It’s crazy to see how many people he had, how many great players and just how great of a program he helped build and how it prospered under him,” “I don’t know if there’s ever been something like this where you walk in and you see 15 NBA guys in here and we come together, we’re talking like we just played on the same team and most of us were years apart. "It’s just through that relationship with coach Donovan that you have that brotherhood you have just being a Florida alumni. It’s just like you have family forever here” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Jeremy Foley said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "What Billy accomplished here no one ever could have anticipated," "There's probably a whole generation that thinks Florida basketball has always been on the map. Is that true? The answer to that question is ‘no.' Pockets of success, yes. But then he came in here and built a program that is recognized as a national brand" External link

wftv Friday, December 6, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Sam Presti said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "I do think getting his (Donovan's) perspective on things is important because there's nobody that works harder than him," "If anything, I think he needs to take some time to think through the season himself" External link

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Billy Donovan said : "The history. The organization. What the Bulls have meant to the game of basketball and to basketball worldwide," "I mean, it's an iconic franchise, and certainly to be a part of trying to help build it back up was certainly very, very appealing and exciting. I know it's going to take a lot of work" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, September 25, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I want to thank Jerry, Michael, Arturas and Marc for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls. I also want to thank them for the time and effort they put into this hiring process. I'm excited to partner with Arturas as we work together on behalf of this historic franchise," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Jerry Reinsdorf ) : “I want to thank Jerry (Reinsdorf), Michael (Reinsdorf), Arturas and Marc (Eversley) for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls,” External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Jerry Reinsdorf ) : "I want to thank [owner] Jerry [Reinsdorf], [team president] Michael [Reinsdorf], Arturas and [general manager] Marc [Eversley] for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls," External link

upi Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I have a great respect and admiration for the players I coached in Oklahoma, and I also want to thank the coaches I worked with, who gave unbelievable time and expertise to our common goal,” External link

foxnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, September 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about John Thompson Jr ) : “Certainly I think the Big East back then was really defined by the coaches and those guys being such great figureheads, and certainly coach Thompson was that,” “I think the things that you look at, the things that he was a part of, the things he did away from basketball were I think incredible for the growth of our country and the growth of our game” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “People got their own schedules, their own routines, the things that they’ve got to do,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “You can tell it’s an empty gym,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “The NBA has done a great job trying to create acoustically a game environment in an arena with fans, but I don’t think when the crowd noise is going, that’s necessarily impacting anybody,” “During timeouts, there is no noise, so guys know they’re not playing with fans” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We got really, really slow, and when we play slow, we’re certainly not as effective,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I thought we had a lot of 3s (Saturday) night where we were settling,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "The involvement I've had to be part of some of these meetings as it relates to social justice and the platform that is here inside this bubble, I think is moving in an incredibly positive direction for change that is necessary," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "The involvement I've had to be part of some of these meetings as it relates to social justice and the platform that is here inside this bubble, I think is moving in an incredibly positive direction for change that is necessary," External link

heart Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Overall I thought our guys kept battling, and like we talked about the last two games it’s going to be 48 minutes,” “Even though every moment wasn’t great, I thought our guys kept competing and fighting and battling the whole way through” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “James fouled out and they went to Gordon and Lu had the responsibility of guarding both those guys,” “Lu’s effort on James and Eric was really, really great. He put his all into it” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “To sit here and say we’re not (officially) coming home now, this is tough and difficult the reality is everyone is playing in the same situation,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:53:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "It's going to be hard to play them and score 39 points in a second half," External link

usaToday Friday, August 21, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He wasn't necessarily on a minutes restriction, but we wanted to watch his minutes tonight, just to make sure that he could not get set back,” External link

foxnews Friday, August 21, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He only knows one way to compete,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, August 17, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Now we’re back into a situation where we can play two of those three guys (together) if not all three of them,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan says ( about Steve Adams ) : "This is something that we feel was better for Steven to take a game and to rest and to get himself feeling a little better," External link

newshub Friday, August 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "Right now, at least for this game, we'll be out. We'll probably be able to gather some more information once we get a chance to spend a little more time with him over the phone," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “All of these guys are doing a great job in taking care of themselves,” External link

usaToday Monday, July 27, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I just felt like he had so much upside with his talent,” “I say this a lot of times, you don’t want talent to be necessarily a curse to you. I think he’s developed into a great worker from everything you hear. So I don’t know what kind of impact I did or did not have, but I tried to with all those guys just be as honest as I could to help all of them” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan says : "He has done a great job with his conditioning," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan says : "He has done a great job with his conditioning," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think he’s trying to gain confidence right now in terms of being out from playing competitive basketball for two years, of just really him fitting into the team, trying to help the team, different things he can do to be effective, getting that timing back, understanding what it’s like playing against contact,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Chris Paul ) : “I don’t know if there’s been maybe another president in the history of the players association that’s had to deal with something like this,” “I know there’s been lockouts, but this is really something that’s totally unique and different, and I think the way Chris navigated through all this to try to really help the players and the league get back to playing has been remarkable” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Dennis Schroeder ) : “As a leader, he's been invaluable,” “But the one thing I've always admired about Dennis is I think he's always raised the competitive spirit of our team” External link

usaToday Friday, July 17, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

wkbn Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

news4jax Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

kiro7 Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Orlando Florida ) : “Everybody deserves the opportunity, but for the safety of the league and the players we can’t do that,” “So, what we’ve got to do is understand, whether it’s myself or assistant coaches, we may have to be setting up video equipment, we may have to have one of our coaches filming practice in Orlando. There’s things that we’re going to have to do that are going to be outside the box that will normally been taken care of” External link

click2houston Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Now that everybody’s home, it’s a great way to kind of connect,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I don’t know what’s going to happen, I think we’re all waiting to get some direction,” “Obviously, I think the NBA is trying to do everything they can do to try to figure out a way to play, but I don’t think they’re going to try to do it if it’s going to put players or the country in danger and I’m sure we’re going to get direction for that” External link

forbes Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “There’s been some games where I think I probably could’ve done a better job with him. I think here of late his minutes have been somewhat reasonable,” “We’ve had some games against some tough opponents where his minutes have gotten up around 38, 39, which in my opinion is too much for him. … So I’m definitely mindful of where he’s at” External link

bangordailynews Monday, March 9, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “There’s been some games where I think I probably could’ve done a better job with him. I think here of late his minutes have been somewhat reasonable,” “We’ve had some games against some tough opponents where his minutes have gotten up around 38, 39, which in my opinion is too much for him. ... So I’m definitely mindful of where he’s at” External link

news9 Monday, March 9, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Long Island Railroad ) : “It certainly brings back a lot of memories,” “I can remember jumping on the Long Island Railroad and buying a $5 ticket and trying to (make) my way down as close as I could to the court to watch games” External link

news9 Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:43:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Long Island Railroad ) : “It certainly brings back a lot of memories,” “I can remember jumping on the Long Island Railroad and buying a $5 ticket and trying to (make) my way down as close as I could to the court to watch games” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "These last two games, two elite teams," "Hopefully. we get better at the things that are exposed. We need to get better" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "We've got to be better, and we've got to be physical," "So, we really just tried to get on the court and work on those things right away" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "Obviously, it's real emotional for me and I'm really humbled," "For me, I've always said it takes a lot of people to really contribute and help" External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "When you look down on the court, see your name down there as well because you're just as much as part of it as everybody else," External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:28:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "He never seems like he ever looks tired to me," "He runs around, and he's got a really good motor and energy. So, he looked like his normal self" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Obviously it was an emotional game for him,” “He never really got into a flow from the standpoint of his own personal offense, but he really managed to manipulate that game in the third quarter. He was finding guys, he was making the right decisions. He got guys open shots” External link

news9 Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Obviously it was an emotional game for him,” “He never really got into a flow from the standpoint of his own personal offense, but he really managed to manipulate that game in the third quarter. He was finding guys, he was making the right decisions. He got guys open shots” External link

eagletribune Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Because it’s been challenging for all the coaches,” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Because it’s been challenging for all the coaches,” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We did a better job of crowding the floor on him and at least putting some people around him where he didn't have so much room to operate,” External link

usaToday Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Dennis and Gallinari offensively, made some really really big shots to get us back in the game,” “And then we got some timely stops and some good rebounds. So it really was an amazing job by those guys” External link

news9 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

news9 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “My guess would be is you’re probably going to have a lot of the league is going to vote to not have it, would be my guess,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “We dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, and we’ve had that happen before where we’ve gotten down, but these guys always fight back,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's the one thing with Al, he can figure out and look at the dynamics of the team and then he can figure out what he's got to do to impact the team,” “He's got a really good awareness of what he needs to do to help the group” External link

usaToday Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That was really critical because they had a lead at that point and time and those couple steals kind of got us back in control and we got some momentum,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think a young player needs to learn to be reliable,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think a young player needs to learn to be reliable,” External link

dcourier Monday, December 23, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

dcourier Monday, December 23, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “It’s not trying to put a player in a box, it’s not trying to put a player and tell him what he can and can’t do but there’s certain things that he has to be able to do to get on the floor,” External link

click2houston Monday, December 23, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “These guys are working hard and they know the last two games against Chicago and Memphis — that's not sustainable,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “That's what we talked about going into this game is that we've really got to try to put a whole game together,” “And inside the whole game, you're going to have lapses and moments where you're not playing maybe, pretty basketball. But I felt like the way we were trying to play to an identity standpoint on both ends — the guys were executing pretty well” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Steven and Chris in the pick and roll in the middle of the floor was really good closing the game,” “I thought Chris did a great job managing the clock and managing the game and getting guys where they needed to go” External link

usaToday Monday, December 2, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think for him, being out for a couple games and then coming back and playing like he did, I think for any young player, the concern always for those guys is: ‘Where am I going to fit in? How am I going to fit in when I get back? Am I behind the 8-ball, am I the last guy?’” “And that’s not the case I think for our team. We need Hami and I told him that when he comes back we’re going to put him right back into the rotation and try to get him back to where he had been playing before the injury. He’s obviously got a little bit of a hole for himself to get himself healthy but I still feel once he can get back he cans still play an important role to our team” External link

foxnews Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He fought through it. He never said a word about it,” “He never complained about it. I think it speaks to his character and his toughness as a competitor that when he steps across the lines of play, he's going to do just that: just play” External link

usaToday Tuesday, November 19, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : “Paul’s a great player, I had a chance to see that first-hand for a lot of games last year for us,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan added : “He’s always been a terrific player,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : “Paul’s a great player, I had a chance to see that first-hand for a lot of games last year for us,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, November 19, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Guys like him who get significant playing time as a rookie generally make a pretty good jump from their rookie year to their second year,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, November 18, 2019 5:49:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Guys like him who get significant playing time as a rookie generally make a pretty good jump from their rookie year to their second year,” External link

dailynews Monday, November 18, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I thought it was a good team win because everybody contributed," "I thought at the end of the third (quarter) and throughout the beginning part of the fourth, we got really good play from our bench" External link

usaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Chris Paul ) : "I thought Chris and Gallo were really efficient tonight with the way they played," "I think everybody contributed today and that was good to see. Offensively, we continue to improve and get better" External link

usaToday Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He obviously has done an enormous amount for the organization, for the state and the city,” “I’ve always respected how hard he competed and played. We had a chance to spend four great years together. It was good to just connect” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “The thing that’s been amazing, just getting a chance to know him and spend some time with him this summer is he has done an incredible job taking care of himself,” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “At 34 years old, he still loves every minute of it,” “That really shines through in the little bit of time I’ve been around him” External link

houstonchronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I think that's what it comes down to," "Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they're flowing and playing together" External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I think that's what it comes down to," "Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they're flowing and playing together" External link

firstpost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 3:58:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “I think that’s what it comes down to,” “Multiple ball handlers down on the floor. You want to be able to incorporate all those guys so that they’re flowing and playing together” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Each of our coaches on this year’s staff has a unique perspective on Thunder basketball that we believe will be a great benefit to our players,” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Each of our coaches on this year’s staff has a unique perspective on Thunder basketball that we believe will be a great benefit to our players,” “We are thrilled to welcome Brian Keefe back to the program, and seeing Dave, Mark, David and Mike all rise through our ranks to these positions on our staff is a testament to their hard work and dedication. With Mo, Vin and Billy Schmidt also back for next season, I couldn’t be more excited to get to work with this group” External link

forbes Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “Both teams played the game all the way out,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we’re going to have to take them,” External link

news9 Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:45:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

wsoctv Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "For the most part, I think we got fairly decent looks and we're going to have to take them," External link

wftv Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "A lot of times they're just going to have four ball-handlers out there," External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:25:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

khou Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I knew that he had a close friend pass away," External link

12news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He has changed the way the power forward position is looked at now. He came along, being seven feet and his ability to shoot the ball and his skill package offensively of what he could do and how he could play, I think now you see every team having a guy as a stretch four-man, he probably has a lot to do with that,” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : “He has changed the way the power forward position is looked at now. He came along, being seven feet and his ability to shoot the ball and his skill package offensively of what he could do and how he could play, I think now you see every team having a guy as a stretch four-man, he probably has a lot to do with that,” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "I don't think there can be any excuses having two days in between the Toronto game," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan said ( about Paul George ) : "With Paul out, certainly offensively, it's been a challenge the last several games," "I've been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out" External link

eagletribune Monday, March 4, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Billy Donovan asked : "What did we score tonight, 126 points?" "That should be good enough for us to win" External link

cbs46 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan said : "is doing a little more each day," External link

cbs46 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Billy Donovan déclaré : «Je pense que nous avons joué de manière fantastique en attaque dans la première moitié» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:24:00 PM EAT



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head coach1.54%EN09/30/201730/09/2017
former coach0.26%EN09/23/201723/09/2017
entraîneur8.48%FR04/10/201710/04/2017
técnico0.13%PT01/27/201727/01/2017
officer0.13%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
veteran0.13%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
entrenador de florida0.26%ES11/07/201607/11/2016
under coach1.80%EN06/30/201630/06/2016
jefe0.13%ES06/28/201628/06/2016
new coach0.51%EN06/01/201601/06/2016
dirigente0.13%ES04/11/200711/04/2007
Names Lang Count
Billy DonovanEN74.68%
Billy DonovanFR16.71%
Bill DonovanEN6.58%
Bill DonovanFR1.27%
Billy DonovanES0.51%
Billy DonovanPT0.25%


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Joakim Noah said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “Coach Donovan is somebody who is going to hold his players accountable and is somebody who can relate to his players while keeping a relationship with the guys. That’s a tough balance. But he’s proven he’s been able to do it time and time again,” “He’s somebody that I really respect. And I couldn’t be happier for the Chicago Bulls to have such a great coach. What a big hire” External link

forbes Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Sam Presti said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "After those discussions, it became apparent that we couldn't provide him the information on the future direction of the team over the next several seasons to give him the level of clarity that he understandably desires at this stage of his career," "Therefore, we close this chapter and reflect fondly on all that he has given to the team, organization and community. Billy will always have a place in the Thunder family," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Mike Budenholzer said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “First, congrats to Billy Donovan for the outstanding job he and his staff have done with the Oklahoma City Thunder,” External link

wsaw Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Jaylen Brown said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “And instantly I was emotional. I was 17 years old. I was like, ‘What do you mean? I’m the best player here. I’m cooking everybody,’” “I was so mad I was crying. But I think Billy Donovan had a big impact on my drive for sure. I’m in the NBA now, and hopefully I have a couple more years now to go, so we’ll see” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Florida Jones said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “Billy’s incredible — he’s been a great friend and great mentor,” External link

orlandosentinel Monday, March 30, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Chiozza said ( about Billy Donovan ) : “It’s crazy to see how many people he had, how many great players and just how great of a program he helped build and how it prospered under him,” “I don’t know if there’s ever been something like this where you walk in and you see 15 NBA guys in here and we come together, we’re talking like we just played on the same team and most of us were years apart. "It’s just through that relationship with coach Donovan that you have that brotherhood you have just being a Florida alumni. It’s just like you have family forever here” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Jeremy Foley said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "What Billy accomplished here no one ever could have anticipated," "There's probably a whole generation that thinks Florida basketball has always been on the map. Is that true? The answer to that question is ‘no.' Pockets of success, yes. But then he came in here and built a program that is recognized as a national brand" External link

wftv Friday, December 6, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Sam Presti said ( about Billy Donovan ) : "I do think getting his (Donovan's) perspective on things is important because there's nobody that works harder than him," "If anything, I think he needs to take some time to think through the season himself" External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT