March 21, 1987
Coach Norm Sloan wasn't the only one to chide Florida freshman center Dwayne Schintzius for mouthing off before the game against Syracuse in the NCAA East Regional. Said a citizen of Tampa after the Gators lost to the Orangemen: "It's too bad because Norm Sloan is a good coach, but that kid should not have popped off like that. You don't go saying those kinds of things unless you have Hulk Hogan as a power forward." The speaker was George Steinbrenner.
November 1, 1989
Norm Sloan resigned as coach of Florida's basketball team Tuesday, leaving a program that has been under NCAA investigation and was recently linked to a federal drug case. Don DeVoe, former Tennessee basketball coach, was hired as interim coach. DeVoe was at Tennessee for 11 months before being fired last March. "I think if I do a good enough job, I can stay," DeVoe said.