Billy Donovan

Part I: Managing Expectations

Billy Donovan was the 2nd youngest coach in the history of Division I Basketball to reach 500 wins. He has experienced nearly everything college basketball has to offer in his 20+ years as a head coach. Through that journey his perspective has evolved. In part I of his interview, hear how he’s dealt with:

  • Trust issues from players
  • Judgement and shame inside the team
  • Unrealistic expectations placed on his players

Billy reflects on what his best teams had. Listen to see what characteristics those teams had to help them overcome the issues that make teams fragile.

Billy Donovan

  • NBA Coach, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2nd Youngest Coach: 500 Wins
  • 2 NCAA Division 1 Championships