Nobody wants Jay Wright to leave. Nobody is saying Jay Wright is going to leave. But he will leave one day. The most likely scenario is that departure will be in a retirement many years from now. However, with the reports of UCLA’s interest as well as the rumblings surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers, it’s clear that Wright continues to be a very popular name in other teams’ coaching searches.
When thinking of succession, it’s important to consider that every coach ever hired at Villanova has either had ties to the university or experience coaching in the Philadelphia area.