Florida hoops in the black


Despite spotty attendance in recent seasons, the Florida men’s basketball program made money following the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

In 2010, Florida men’s basketball reported an operating profit of more than $2.5 million. Florida basketball generated $9,646,520 in total revenue against $6,866,541 in expenses.

In 2009, Florida basketball made more than $2.2 million. Florida generated $9,174,653 in revenue against $6,947,863 in expenses.

UF’s basketball expenses include coaching salaries. Florida coach Billy Donovan made about $3.5 million in each of those two seasons as part of a six-year, $21 million contract extension.

Florida’s basketball attendance ranked 42nd in the country in 2010-11. The Gators averaged 10,186 fans per game in the 12,000-seat O’Connell Center.

Other notes:

Recent UF graduate Chandler Parsons is working out in Los Angeles and has impressed in early NBA predraft workouts.

Tennessee freshman forward Tobias Harris and Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Knight have decided to keep their names in for the NBA draft.


  1. Hey Kevin,

    I know you probably know this but just wanted to let you know in case you didn’t. I live in Israel and we watched Nick Calathes beat us today in the European Championship game today. I just thought it would be a cool thing to write about in Gators Basketball that I am guessing most people don’t know about.

    Go Gators!!!!

  2. Does anyone know what they were thinking? I’ve heard the tapes and I’ve kept up with the story, but I never heard what they were doing or why they were trying to get into that particular car. When thieves break into cars, they usually break into multiple cars, looking for valuables or going after electronics, but stereos, speakers, amps, that stuff takes time to remove and you need somewhere to stash it. So thieves usually hit cars in dark, secluded places where they know the cars are going to be abandoned. (ie Homes at night, movie theaters) Most people don’t leave easily accessible valuables, in their cars, when they’re away from home. So what were they doing? Does anyone know?