Wright Walking Away Part of Busy Weekend in Philly Sports
When the news started circulating Wednesday night that Villanova’s head basketball coach Jay Wright was stepping down after 21 years at the helm, many people were shocked by the news. I’m still having a hard time believing that Coach Wright, winner of two National Championships and has four final four appearances in the last several years, is retiring at age 60. He looks young and I think 60 is the new 40; Wright is healthy and by all accounts is the nicest person you’ll meet. I thought he had another 10-15 years of coaching ahead of him but Jay Wright said at Friday's Press conference:
"I just didn't have the edge that I've always had. The edge always came natural to me....You're either 100% in or you're against us. - I honestly don't have a plan [for my future] except for continuing to be involved here... I know I'll see you at a game and we'll sit down and talk about it"
The Philadelphia 76ers are on the brink of eliminating the Toronto Raptors Saturday afternoon at 2pm in Toronto after their come-from-behind Overtime win in Game Three. Who saw this coming? Prior to the start of the NBA playoffs, everyone was worried that the Sixers and James Harden were not playing up to expectations. The Sixers look good so far and if they can finish the Raptors in four games, they have to precious opportunity to rest up for the next round of the NBA Playoffs.
The Phillies are 5-8 to start the season and are 4 ½ games behind the New York Mets, the team currently in the lead in the National League East. The Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park and start their three-game series this weekend with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team that was the 2021 NL Central winners. With all that, The Locker Room will be jumping this weekend!
On Saturday’s show, former Eagles Linebacker Brad Quast joins me in the studio with Sixers and Phillies talk dominating the conversation. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his angle on this weekend's big games in Hour One. Then in Hour Two we will hear from former Saint Joe’s Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli. Phil, currently an assistant coach at the University of Michigan, knows coach Jay Wright well and we will get his perspective on Jay Wright's retirement from coaching at Villanova.
On Sunday’s show, Pete Thompson joins me in the studio and we will review the results of the Sixers Game Four with the Raptors. Then it’s “On the Mound with Tommy Greene” Brought to you by GSF Sports Performance Club where Tommy will give his thoughts on the Phillies for the week and look ahead to Sunday’s matchup against the Brewers. Hour II we will talk with former Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Stars Tight End Ken Dunek. We will get Ken’s thoughts on the USFL return this month and the Eagles options in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft that is next week.
All That and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio South Jersey.