Florida's Donovan spoke to a couple of NBA teams

The Associated Press
Florida's Donovan spoke to a couple of NBA teams
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FILE - In this March 31, 2013 file photo, Florida head coach Billy Donovan reacts during a basketball game against Michigan at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Arlington, Texas. Donovan's roster is loaded with transfers, including the recent additions of South Florida center John Egbunu and Michigan forward Jon Horford. Donovan now has seven players who started elsewhere, a strategy that is fast becoming his trademark. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's Billy Donovan has spoken to a couple of NBA teams about coaching vacancies, but adds that ''I fully plan on being back'' next season.

Donovan declined to specify which teams called - Detroit, Golden State, the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota, New York and Utah had openings - and jokingly cited his brief stint with the NBA's Orlando Magic in 2007 as reason for keeping details private.

Donovan says, ''I'm not going to get into, 'He's lying. He's not being truthful.' I got a couple of calls. That's all it is.''

Donovan just finished his 18th season at Florida, where he has two national championships and four Final Four appearances.

He says NBA interest in ''always flattering,'' but adds that ''I'm very happy here and like it here.''