The Orlando Sentinel is reporting (find their story here) that Billy Donovan -- pictured at left kneeling and praying for divine guidance -- is "expected" to bolt the Florida Gators for the NBA's Orlando Magic. We all know there's a bunch of wiggle room in that word.
Assuming he leaves, please spare me the outrage. He'd have the right. He has delivered UF two national titles. Leaving wouldn't make him a "traitor," a "backstabber," "disloyal" or anything like that.
But it would make him not very smart, I'd say. He's the king of Gainesville (or at least the crown prince). In the NBA he'd challenge a long history of failed attempts by college hotshots to make the jump. He'd be switching, in effect, from a coach's league to a player's league. He'd instantly be closer to a firing line than a championship parade.