"If I was contacted by them, that would be something that I would have to think about," said Donovan, a former Kentucky assistant under Rick Pitino. "But I think because I've been going so crazy, haven't dealt with my phone, haven't dealt with that stuff."
Sources last week told ESPN.com that Donovan is the Wildcats' top choice to replace Tubby Smith and that Kentucky is prepared to offer Donovan a seven-year contract worth at least $2.8 million per season.
"I haven't had a lot of time to think about myself or what I want to do," Donovan said. "There'll be a time and place for that. This is not the time and place."
"I think [it's time] to take a deep breath, take a step back and do some thinking and some soul searching," he said. "People want things to happen quickly, but I need some time to decompress and take a deep breath."
Andy Katz reported on tonight's Sportscenter that Coach Donovan will be discussing his future with AD Jeremy Foley tomorrow, a meeting that could produce anything from Donovan stating he will look at Kentucky strongly to him signing an extension with Florida. Who knows.
I'm thinking that this is just the beginning of this saga. It's going to be an interest week or so to say the least on the Billy Donovan front.
By the way, Donnie Jones, Gators assistant coach, is more than likely going to be a top candidate to take over as the head coach of the Marshall Thundering Herd. This will be a well deserved promotion for Jones, who has been a great assistant during the Donovan era in Gainesville.