The New York Knicks, which fired Jeff Hornacek late Wednesday night, are reportedly interested in meeting with Villanova men’s basketball head coach Jay Wright, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

According to Isola, “Knick management believes Wright would be a perfect candidate for a rebuilding club.”

Wright, who has won two national championships over the last three years, has always talked about turning Nova into an Northeast version of the other blue-bloods of college hoops.
“He told me years ago that he wanted to make Villanova into the Duke of the Northeast,” says a person close to Wright. “It would take a lot for him to leave.”
Wright is 420–165 as a head coach at both Hofstra and Villanova.


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