Florida coach Billy Donovan not in favor of increased NBA age limit
Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan says he does not support NBA commissioner Adam Silver's proposal to raise the league's age limit to 20, thus forcing players to stay in college an extra year, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi.
Donovan says the rule puts an unfair burden on colleges who are punished for the indiscretions of players who do not wish to be there in the first place.
"College basketball coaches and programs are taking on all the risks," Donovan says. "The kid doesn't want to be in college and wants to be in the NBA, but because of the rules, he has to stay in college. Now you're opening yourself up for potential NCAA violations. ... If a kid takes something he's not supposed to take or he is enticed into something, it's the colleges that are put in harm's way."
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