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Villanova head coach Jay Wright smothers Sixers rumors

Nine days ago, the Philadelphia Sixers fired head coach Brett Brown following the team’s First Round loss to the Celtics.

Immediately, Villanova’s Jay Wright was listed as a leading contender for the role of his hometown professional team. On Wednesday, the ‘Nova head coach released a statement...

Wright, who has been at Villanova since 2001, has led the school to two National Championships across the past four NCAA Tournaments and has taken the Wildcats to three Final Fours during his tenure. He was also the National Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2016, and named AP Coach of the Decade (2010s).