Donlon said he kept up with the Raiders all season, checking their scores and reading articles when he wasn’t helping build Michigan into a Big 10 champion. And while he admitted he was disappointed he got fired, he’s excited about landing at UM and making his second trip to the NCAA tournament.
“I’m really proud of what I did as a coach,” Donlon said. “I went to three conference finals in four years. In life you always have to remember, there are the controllables, and there are the uncontrollables. When other people get to make decisions with your life that you can’t control, you just have to move on from them.”