Jay Wright Not Interested In 76ers Coaching Job
At least one prominent candidate has zero interest in becoming the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
On Wednesday, Jay Wright released a statement expressing his desire to remain at Villanova and not pursue any opportunities in the NBA.
“Out of respect for our Villanova community and our 76ers organization, I feel the need to address speculation about the 76ers head coach position,” he said.
“The 76ers have a great leader in (GM) Elton Brand, outstanding young talent, and an incredible opportunity for any coach to compete for a championship. As a lifetime 76ers fan, I have confidence they will bring in the right coach to build on what Brett Brown has developed. I am not a candidate for the job. I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”
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Wright’s name has been coming up in regards to the Sixers’ coaching job since before Brett Brown was even fired.
Fortunately for the Wildcats – and unfortunately for Philly – Wright doesn’t care much about the rumors and speculation. He is instead focused on bringing another championship to Villanova.
Tyronn Lue remains a name to keep an eye on as the Sixers’ search for a new head coach intensifies in the coming days and weeks.