Going online now: ESPN sources say Thunder & Billy Donovan nearing agreement to make him next OKC coach, with announcement likely THU or FRI— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 30, 2015
According to the latest NBA coaching scuttle, Billy Donovan could be on Oklahoma City soil as soon as tomorrow (Thursday)— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 30, 2015
Here's more from Stein's article:
The Oklahoma City Thunder are nearing an agreement with Billy Donovan on a multiyear deal that will make the two-time NCAA title winner their new coach, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that an announcement confirming Donovan as the replacement for the ousted Scott Brooks is likely to come as soon as Thursday or Friday.
ESPN.com first reported early Wednesday that the Thunder and the Florida Gators coach had entered into serious dialogue about the position.
Sources said Wednesday night that only an unforeseen collapse at this stage would prevent the sides from finalizing a deal after two days of advanced negotiations.
Meanwhile, the Donovan camp says this:
Text from inside the Billy Donovan camp -- "Don't believe all the stuff people are saying." I never do.— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) April 30, 2015