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Along with the likes of Mark Jackson, David Blatt and perhaps David Fizdale, the New York Knicks intend to reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright for their own coaching vacancy, according to the New York Daily News.
The Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek after two seasons late Wednesday.
Per the Daily News:
“According to a source close to the club, Knicks management believes Wright would be a perfect candidate for a rebuilding club. Wright, who has won two national championships over the last three years, has been linked to NBA jobs in the past but has never given any indication he wants to leave Villanova.”
Wright has compiled a 420-165 overall record as a college coach at both Villanova and Hofstra.
He recently told The Athletic that he is intrigued by the NBA, but has a hard time envisioning himself leaving the national power he’s build at Villanova.
“Would I like to coach in the NBA? Yes,” he said. “But I have to give this up in order to do that, and I don’t see that happening.”
Former NBA star and current G League coach Jerry Stackhouse is also believed to be on the Knicks’ radar.