The Oklahoma City Thunder announced yesterday that they reached a mutual agreement with Billy donovan so that next season do not continue to lead the team as a coach after five seasons in the job.
Thunder and Billy Donovan agree to mutually part ways. pic.twitter.com/ZJ41bImvSR
– OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 9, 2020
“I have great respect for Billy and I will always appreciate our work together. He is an excellent basketball coach and we are proud of what he has accomplished with the Thunder.. “, highlighted Sam presti, executive vice president and general manager.
The manager of the Thunder explained that at the end of the season he met with Donovan to discuss the best options for the team going forward. “In the end, after a clear and transparent dialogue with all the information on the table for the next seasons, We both thought that it was best to start new paths separately. “, he pointed Presti.
“Billy donovan will be fondly remembered for his personal integrity and professionalism during his time as our head coach. We wish him and his family the best. “, remarked Clay bennett, team president.
Donovan, 55, was appointed coach of the set of Oklahoma city he April 30, 2015 after spending the previous 19 years in the University of Florida.
Over the past five seasons as a coach, the coach led the team to a 243-157 record (60.8), which resulted in playoff appearances each season he was in charge of the team.
“Train the Oklahoma city thunder the last five seasons has been a great honor, and I thank Mr. Bennett, Sam and the entire organization for the opportunity. “, he claimed Donovan in an official statement.
“I have a great respect and admiration for the players I coached in Oklahoma, as well as the assistants I worked with. “, he concluded.