Jay Wright isn’t interested in coaching in the NBA after retiring from his post at Villanova.
Wright, who won two national championships, enjoyed assisting Gregg Popovich on the Team USA staff but never came close to leaving Villanova for NBA jobs, says ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). Sources who have talked to Wright don’t believe the NBA holds appeal to him now or in future, Wojnarowski adds.
According to a school press release, Wright will take the post of Special Assistant to the President at the university. Fordham head coach Kyle Neptune, a former Wildcats assistant, will replace Wright, Jeff Goodman of Stadium tweets.
We have more from around the basketball world:
- Former UConn wing Tyrese Martin and Seton Hall wing Jared Rhoden were among the players who stood out at the Portsmouth Invitational, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports. San Francisco guard Jamaree Bouyea and Texas A&M guard Quenton Jackson also turned some heads at the annual event.
- The NBA playoffs has thus far been a boon for some of the league’s young guards, John Hollinger of The Athletic writes. Tyrese Maxey, Jordan Poole, Jalen Brunson and Anthony Edwards have delivered big offensive games to lift their teams to victories.
- Now that all the tiebreakers have been decided, the NBA draft order is set up until next month’s lottery. The Athletic’s Zach Harper takes a closer look at all the lottery teams, their needs and what kind of players they might target.