Billy Donovan's sudden change of heart about leaving the Orlando Magic and returning to the Florida Gators is not without precedent. Here are some other famous flip flops.
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Dana Altman, 2007
Two days after being introduced as Arkansas' new basketball coach, Altman quit and returned to Creighton.
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Gregg Marshall, 2006
A day after taking over the basketball program at the College of Charleston, Marshall had second thoughts and went back to Winthrop.
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Dan Marino, 2004
Barely three weeks after being named senior vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins, the future Hall of Fame quarterback stepped down, saying it wasn't in his family's or the team's best interest.
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Rick Majerus, 2004
Less than a week after accepting the head basketball coaching job at USC, Majerus quit, citing health concerns.
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Billy Beane, 2003
Less than a day after accepting the job as general manager of the Red Sox, Beane changed his mind and remained in Oakland. "Probably the shortest tenure of any Red Sox GM," he told the Boston Globe.
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Bill Belichick, 2000
A day after being promoted to replace outgoing coach Bill Parcells, Belichick quit. "I just don't feel I can lead the Jets in the year 2000," he said. A few weeks later he was hired as coach of the Patriots.
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Glen Mason, 1995
After leaving Kansas in mid-December to succeed Ray Goff at Georgia, Mason did an about-face a week later and rejoined the Jayhawks.
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Bobby Cremins, 1993
Two days after being introduced as South Carolina's new basketball coach, Cremins backed out and returned to Georgia Tech.
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Eddie Stanky, 1977
The day after a 10-8 win over the Twins in his first game as manager of the Texas Rangers, the former major league second baseman and player-manager for the St. Louis Cardinals resigned, citing homesickness. He returned to Mobile and resumed coaching at South Alabama.<br><br>Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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