Wide-eyed Donovan hired to coach Magic

Updated: June 4, 2007, 12:42 AM ET
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Billy Donovan found the opportunity too good to resist: a big payday, a promising team and a job close to home.

"My decision to come here had nothing to do with the University of Florida. ... This is a totally different environment," Donovan said Friday when introduced as coach of the Orlando Magic.

Donovan and the Magic agreed to terms Thursday in a whirlwind deal that turned Florida basketball upside down. For a long time, he was said to be leaving. But he quieted ...

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