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Report: Jay Wright not going anywhere

Andrew Porter
February 18, 2020 - 1:14 pm

There has been a lot of speculation about Villanova head coach Jay Wright leaving for the NBA, specifically the Knicks. 

According to Dana O’Neil of The Athletic, Wright is not going anywhere. 

Adam Zagoria of Forbes reported that, "There is a strong possibility that Jay Wright in New York could happen."

Wright reportedly declined an interview request from the Knicks in 2018 and has maintained his loyalty to Villanova over the years. Wright has spoken highly of the Knicks and Madison Square Garden, including when he was asked on Pardon My Take, "What NBA team would he like to coach?" Wright answered the Knicks. 

Many Sixers fans have hoped Wright, a Philly native, would take over as the head coach of the Sixers if he went to the NBA.