Here’s a look at how some former players and basketball analysts reacted to Mike White’s hire as next basketball coach at Florida on Twitter on Thursday night:
— Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) May 8, 2015
Like the thinking of Jeremy Foley in hiring Mike White as next Gators coach-he did the same when he took a shot on Billy D out of Marshall!
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 8, 2015
Mike White is a terrific hire. Foley got a young Billy D. Arch will get a big time job whenever he wants, but White fits better at #UF
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) May 8, 2015
Very strong hire for @GatorZoneMBK with Coach White…knowledge, success, energetic…
— Sean Farnham (@SeanFarnham) May 7, 2015
I am a big Mike White fan, but it won't be easy to follow Billy Donovan – especially since Donovan didn't exactly leave him a loaded roster.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 8, 2015
Florida had very solid four-man class for 2015: KeVaughn Allen, Noah Dickerson, Kevarrius Hayes, Keith Stone. Mike White has to get to work.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 8, 2015
Michael White may not be 'sexy' hire but neither was Billy Donovan in 1996. Respect for Jeremy Foley for targeting winner over splash.
— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) May 8, 2015
I have known Mike White since his assistant coaching days at Ole Miss. He brings the entire package that a HC needs to be successful.#Star
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) May 8, 2015