Originally Posted by baseketball4life
he said that billy donovan said horford was much much better than noah and that noah will never make it in the NBA. it happened when dicky didnt know he was on air and then the put him on and recorded him talking to someone else, donovan and v said it was suppose to be kept a secret, i guess dukie V couldnt keep it a secret. WOW
This happened back in February and you've got some of the details wrong.
Vitale claimed Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan told him in confidence NBA scouts were making a mistake if they drafted Joakim Noah ahead of Al Horford, not that Noah will never make it in the NBA.
When confronted about it, Vitale said he was just kidding. When Donovan was asked about it in a press conference he said: "I'm not going to comment on something I didn't say."
Now I agree with the assertion that Horford should be rated higher than Noah, especially after this season, but don't take the word of a guy like Vitale who makes his living by running his mouth.