Â BillyÂ Donovan says it was his choice to go to the Orlando Magic -- and his mistake.
Â Donovan apologized Thursday for the fiasco his abortive jump to the N-B-A caused.
Â Donovan has struck a deal to opt out of the Magic contract.Â He can't coach in the N-B-A for five years, but is now set to sign a long-term contract that would keep him in Gainesville through 2013.
Â Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley announcedÂ Donovan and the Gators have agreed to a new 6-year contract that would netÂ Donovan 3.5 million dollars per year.
Â Football coach Urban Meyer has agreed to a new 6-year deal at 3.25 million per year.Â It would be the first time under Foley the basketball coach would earn more than the football coach, the school's longtime favorite.
Â Neither contract has been signed.
Â Donovan has led the Gators to the last 2 national championships; Meyer's team won the football crown last January in his second season with the Gators.
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