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Rick Pitino tweets from Billy Donovan Court. Gators fans ask if he wants Florida coaching job

Shelly Darby
Gator Sports

Iona coach Rick Pitino paid homage to Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan, standing on the court named for him, before Wednesday night's NIT game at Exactech Arena in Gainesville. 

Donovan, who played for and coached for Pitino, coached 19 seasons at Florida (1996-2015), compiled a record of 467-186, with six Southeastern Conference regular-season championships, four league tournament titles, 14 NCAA Tournaments appearances, four Final Fours and won back-to-back national championships. 

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But the Gator Nation wasn't talking about Donovan. They were making their pleas to Pitino in light of UF's sudden search for a new men's basketball coach. Mike White announced Sunday he was taking the head coaching job at SEC rival Georgia.

Here are some of the responses.