Jay Wright Issues a Statement, Not a Candidate for Sixers Coach

September 2, 2020 –

With a lot of conversation around Jay Wright being considered for the head coaching position for the Philadelphia 76’ers, the Villanova coach issued a statement today saying that he will remain the Wildcats head basketball coach, and will not consider taking the position.

“I am not a candidate for the job,” Wright said. “I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”

Wright was considered a prime target for the Sixers. There was much speculation about him taking the job and about coaching in the NBA. He wanted to end the issue, and did so today.

Over the past seven seasons Villanova has won 215 games and two national championships under Wright.

“Out of respect for our Villanova Community and our 76’ers organization, I feel the need to address the speculation about the 76’ers head coaching position,” said Wright.

“The 76’ers have a great leader in Elton Brand, outstanding young talent and an incredible opportunity for any coach to compete for a championship. As a lifetime 76’ers fan, I have confidence they will bring in the right coach to build on what Brett Brown has developed.”

Written By: Glenn Papazian

Contact: Glenn@phillycollegesports.com

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