William John Donovan Jr. is an American former basketball player who is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Also, he has been the head coach of the Florida Gators since the year 1996.
Billy Donovan was born on 30th May 1965, as William John Donovan Jr. in Long Island, New York, the United States of America. His birth sign is Gemini. He is the son of Bill Donovan Sr(father) and Joan Donovan (mother).
Billy grew up with his two sisters, Karen Reilly, and Susan Donovan. His father was the third-leading scorer of the Boston College Eagles men’s basketball team.
He holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethical background. Regarding his education, he attended St. Agnes Cathedral High School in Rockville Centre where he played for his high school basketball team. After that, he started as Point Guard. St. Agnes where he won the Long Island Catholic High School Championship.
Billy Donovan stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches with his body weight around 78 kg.
How much is Billy Donovan Net Worth and Salary?
Billy Donovan has an estimated net worth of around $14 million. He has earned most of his net worth as the head coach of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team at the University of Florida. Billy has an annual salary of around $3.9 million.
He reportedly signed a six contract with the University of Florida and brought the University of Florida from mediocrity to back-to-back national championship. As of now, he is living a lavish lifestyle with his family.
Who is Billy Donovan Wife?
Donovan Is a married man, he married his high school sweetheart, Christine Donovan. They first met back in their high school and after several years of dating, in the year 1990, they got married. From their marriages, the couple is blessed with four children, three sons – Bryan Donovan, Connor Donovan, and William Donovan III as well as a daughter Hasbrouck Donovan.
His son William Donovan III followed Billy’s career path. He decided to pursue a career in coaching and in the year 2016. Also, he was named the head coach of the Saint Francis High School basketball team.
Currently, Billy is living a blissful life with her wife without any sign of divorce or separation. There is also no information regarding his past love affairs and relationships.
After he acquired a scholarship to Providence College Billy started his career. During his first two seasons, Donovan was able to get an average of two points per game in his freshman year and three points as a sophomore. After that, he got to the 1987 All-Big East first team, the 1987 Big East All-Tournament team, and was an honorable mention All-American.
After signing a year contract with knicks, he was reunited with his college coach. He served as a reserve guard and averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 assists over 44 games. Billy didn’t receive any NBA offer by the end of 1988.
Thus, he came to a conclusion on giving up a long-term future as a professional basketball player and decided to pursue a career as a coach. As of now, Billy is the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA.
Billy started up as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky. He was able to lead the team to the final four. Then, he was recruited by Marshall University as the head coach. After that, he penned a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder replacing their former coach Scott Brooks in the year 2015. Also,
Facts of Billy Donovan
|Full Name||Billy Donovan|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 30, 1965|
|Age||55 years 7 months|
|Place Of Birth||Rockville Centre, New York, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Spouse||Christine D Auria (m. 1990)|
|Children||Connor Donovan, Hasbrouck Donovan, Bryan Donovan, William Donovan III|
|Parents||Joan Donovan, Bill Donovan, Sr.|
|Siblings||Susan Donovan, Karen Reilly|
|Nicknames||William John Donovan , William John Donovan, Jr.|
|Awards||Legends of Coaching Award|
|Nominations||Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award|
|Movies||2006 NCAA Division I: Men's Basketball National Championship: Florida vs. UCLA|
Filmography of Billy Donovan
|The Passing Game||2010||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|Naclerio 723||2017||Documentary short||Himself|
|Mike & Mike||2012-2014||TV Series||Himself - University of Florida Men's Basketball Coach|
|Pardon the Interruption||2006-2007||TV Series||Himself|
|14th Annual ESPY Awards||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The NBA on CBS||1987||TV Series||Himself - New York Knicks Guard|
|Mike & Mike||2014-2016||TV Series||Himself - Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach / Himself - University of Florida Men's Basketball Coach|
|Rome Is Burning||2007||TV Series||Himself|