Would Jay Wright Actually Leave Villanova To Be 76ers Head Coach?
Since the Sixers decided to end Brett Brown's tenure, there has been many reports and speculation about who are the candidates to be the next Head Coach. One big name that has been mentioned is two-time National Champion at Villanova Jay Wright, who has coached several guys who have played in the NBA including Kyle Lowry, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, and Randy Foye. Historically, College Coaches coming to the NBA have mixed results: On one hand, Larry Brown won a National Championship at Kansas and an NBA Championship with the Detroit Pistons, but other former college coaches like Rick Pitino, John Calipari, and John Beilein all have losing records as NBA Head Coaches.
Co-Host of the Processed Podcast and member of the 2016 Villanova National Championship Team Darryl Reynolds joined The Sports Bash on Thursday with perspective on if Jay Wright would be a real option to be the 76ers next Head Coach:
"Where (Villanova) is right now as a program, to leave at this point, as much as he's worked to build this program up to where it is now, would be ridiculous. - (Jay Wright) loves a challenge...(but) he loves Villanova and that is really where his heart is. Whoever takes that Sixers job, they are going to be expected to win immediately; The Sixers are looking for their Steve Kerr at this point and in that way Brett Brown was their Mark Jackson. - I will just say it like this: you cannot coach in college the way you coach (in) the NBA...I think (Jay Wright) coaching style is perfect for college, I think he could coach in the NBA if he wanted to but I don't think he will."
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