The Villanova basketball program is riding high after claiming its second national championship in three years on Monday night, with a dominant win over the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Wildcats were able to pull away late to cap off the 2018 NCAA Tournament with another double-digit win.
With the success Villanova has seen in recent years under head coach Jay Wright, there have been questions about whether he would consider a jump to the NBA bench for a new challenge.
While he could be a hot candidate, Wright’s comments after the Big Dance indicated he has no interest in leaving the Philadelphia area anytime soon.
“I just have the best job in the country. I’m in my hometown, my wife’s alma mater, my favorite team growing up. … I just love going to work every day. As a coach, there’s just nothing better,” he said, according to Nancy Armour of USA TODAY Sports.
Wright joined Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams of North Carolina as active head coaches with multiple championships following Monday’s game.
And while Wright seems poised to remain with the Wildcats, don’t expect that to slow down any conversation about a potential jump to the NBA.
Jay Wright has been on the NBA’s radar for years, and with half a dozen (or more) likely job openings, could this be the year an NBA team lures him away?
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) April 3, 2018