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Why Billy Wright decided to return and rejoin BSU men’s basketball’s coaching staff

MUNCIE, Ind. — When Billy Wright’s run as the head men’s basketball coach at Western Illinois ended after the 2019-20 season, the top priority he had when it came to what opportunity he’d take next was location.

Location. Location. Location.

For more than two decades, Wright said it’d been “My decision, my decision, my decision” on what the next move would be. Since he and WIU parted ways after six seasons, WIU announcing in March 2020 it would not renew his contract, Wright said there were a few opportunities that arose. But they didn’t check the “location box.