Donovan will stay put as Florida coach

Updated: April 5, 2007, 9:09 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Billy Donovan will go for a three-peat at Florida after saying Thursday he will remain the Gators' coach, effectively rejecting overtures from Kentucky to return there as the potential successor to Tubby Smith.

Donovan told Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart early Thursday morning by phone that he wasn't interested in leaving a Florida program that he led Monday to the national championship for the second consecutive year.

"It came down to one thing -- I'm happy," ...

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