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New York City spurs memories for Donovan

The Jimmy V Classic stirs the emotions of Billy Donovan. Jim Valvano, Madison Square Garden and New York City all bring back important moments throughout his life. Growing up in New York, the aura of Madison Square Garden has stuck with Donovan. On Tuesday night against Memphis, he'll coach in the arena he always admired as a kid.

"It's definitely special," Billy Donovan said. "There's just something special about it to me, it really is. And I think for some of our guys, they really don't understand that part of it. A guy like Casey Prather has never been to New York. There's guys on our team that have never been to New York City." It's a strange concept for Donovan, who grew up rooting for the New York Knicks before... Recommended Stories

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