Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White is the leading candidate for the Florida head coaching opening.

Michael White is the leading candidate for the Florida job

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Billy Donovan has moved onto bigger and better things in the NBA but Florida is still left with a head coaching vacancy.

Gators Athletic Director Jeremy Foley stated recently that the position may not be filled until June, but it looks like the school has themselves a front runner.

Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White has emerged as the leading candidate to take over for Donovan and a meeting is expected to take place within the next 24 hours, according to Yahoo Sports.

White has been with the Bulldogs since 2011 and has complied a strong record of 101-40 including three trips to the NIT. They have made the quarterfinals in two straight seasons but have yet to advance to New York City (semifinals and finals) or the NCAA Tournament under White.

The former point guard played his college basketball at Ole Miss and was also an assistant with the Rebels from 2004 to 2011.

White’s father, Kevin, currently is the Director of Athletics at Duke so he is no stranger to big time programs and major conferences (although it will be different coaching in games if he does received an offer).

There also have been other candidates rumored for this opening including Minnesota’s Richard Pitino, Xavier’s Chris Mack and Dayton’s Archie Miller.

Louisiana Tech finished with a 27-9 record including 15 wins in Conference USA play.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to North Texas Athletics

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