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None of them were able to build the Gators into consistent contenders in conference play.
In hopes of breathing life into the program, Florida hired Norm Sloan as its first full-time head coach for the 1960–61 season.
Former Tennessee coach Don De Voe led the team as interim coach.
In September 1990, the NCAA slapped the Gators with two years' probation for numerous major violations dating back to 1985 under Sloan.
The Florida Gators men's basketball team represents the University of Florida in the sport of basketball.
After four years of rebuilding, Sloan led the Gators to the 1984 NIT--only the second postseason appearance in school history.
He compiled a record of 85–63 in six seasons, including the Gators' first two wins over long-dominant Kentucky in SEC play.
Sloan's Gators did not receive a postseason tournament invitation during his tenure, however; until 1975 only the conference champion was guaranteed an NCAA bid.
From the founding of the SEC until 1960, the head coach's slot was filled part-time by a coach from another Gator team, including head baseball coaches Brady Cowell, Ben Clemons and Sam Mc Allister, head football coach Josh Cody, and football assistants Spurgeon Cherry and John Maurer.
Cody had previously coached the Clemson and Vanderbilt basketball teams; Maurer had previously coached the Kentucky and Tennessee basketball squads.