Jay Wright continued to talk to the Knicks when they had a job as head coach two years ago. Maybe that will change this time.
According to Forbes, Wright is a way to become the next Knicks coach. The Knicks fired David Fizdale earlier this season and made Mike Miller an interim coach. Soon to be President Leon Rose will lead a search for a coach after Steve Mills' release.
Post's Marc Berman reported that Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Thibodeau are expected to be on Rose's shortlist.
The impression of people who know Wright is that the only job he would leave Villanova for is the 76s.
In May 2018, Wright told The Post that it's all Villanova-related, not talking to the Knicks.
"It's not that you're not interested, I just don't want to go," Wright said then. "It's the Knicks. You love the garden, you love New York City, you love the Knicks. I only know that I don't want to leave Villanova."
Carl Hirsch, Wright's longtime agent, also told the post at the time that Wright had no plans to leave school.
Wright, 58, is in his 19th season with Villanova. He led the Wildcats to national titles in 2015-16 and 2017-18. Wright is from the Philadelphia area, near Rose and "Worldwide Wes" William Wesley – a basketball power broker with whom Rose has worked – grew up in southern New Jersey. Rose comes from Cherry Hill and graduated from Temple.
Wright launches his home in Berwyn, Pennsylvania for around $ 2.5 million, but the Philadelphia Business Journal reports that he and his family are trying to get closer to Villanova's campus.