Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan was in Bloomington today to meet with Indiana regarding its open coaching position, multiple sources told me this afternoon.
Donovan flew into Monroe County Airport on a Cessna Citation jet with his wife and two other men, the sources said. The Thunder are off until Sunday when they visit the Houston Rockets in a nationally-televised game.
Donovan was back in Oklahoma City in time for Thunder practice this afternoon.
Donovan led Florida to back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 and has reached four Final Fours and seven Elite Eights in his career. He’s in his second year with the Thunder, a job he took for the opportunity to coach both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Durant departed to join the Golden State Warriors over the summer.
Donovan has a 5-year, $30-million deal with the Thunder, so the Hoosiers would certainly have to pay up to pry him away. But I’m told money is not an issue for Indiana athletic director Fred Glass if he can get the guy he wants.