Villanova coach Jay Wright says he’s not a candidate for 76ers opening

Villanova head coach Jay Wright said he does not have any interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach opening. 

Wright said he felt the need to address speculation about the role since his name has come up in rumors following the team’s recent dismissal of Brett Brown. 

“As a lifetime 76ers fan, I have confidence they will bring in the right coach to build on what Brett Brown has developed,” Wright said. “I am not a candidate for the job. I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”

Wright’s name has come up a number of times in recent years in rumors surrounding the 76ers job. The Athletic’s Shams Charania recently reported that Wright was among the possible candidates on the team’s radar this offseason. 

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