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Bluegrass buzz roaring around Donovan, Florida

Not since Roy Williams' KU-UNC decision in 2003 has there been a coaching story at the Final Four with more buzz than Kenucky-Donovan, writes Pat Forde.

Originally Published: March 30, 2007
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- The guy scalping tickets directly outside the Florida Gators' team hotel here Thursday night was wearing a T-shirt from the Kentucky high school state basketball tournament.

Some brief chitchat revealed, sure enough, that he was from Lexington, Ky. This was too perfect. I had to ask.

"Are you here trying to recruit a coach?"

"We already got him, baby," came the cocksure reply. "He's coming. Seven years, $3.7 million, plus a $3.5 million loyalty bonus. Already done."

"You've ...

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