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Coaches turn titles into green

Originally Published: May 17, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Billy Donovan's decision to turn down a contract extension (including a pay raise) from Florida after winning the national title in 2006 was, let's just say, extremely rare.

You see, over the past 10 years, winning a national title almost guarantees a head coach a raise and more job security.

Donovan had all of that in 2006, when he chose to keep his deal after his sophomore class decided to stay in school instead of going for millions in the NBA.

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