The Knicks Will Reportedly Reach Out To Jay Wright Regarding Their Head Coaching Vacancy


NYDN- The Knicks intend to contact Villanova’s Jay Wright about their head coaching vacancy, the Daily News has learned. According to a source close to the club, Knicks 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 been linked to NBA jobs in the past but has never given any indication he wants to leave Villanova. “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.”

“The NBA does intrigue me,” Wright told The Athletic. “That challenge is appealing, but it’s not worth giving up working with these guys. The whole thing is, to take a new challenge you have to give up what you have. I don’t want to give up what I have. Would I like to coach in the NBA? Yes. But I have to give this up in order to do that, and I don’t see that happening.”

Live look at the Knicks shooting their shot with Jay Wright:

And lets give credit where credit is due.


I know this is a huuuuge longshot, but we cannot let Jay Wright be enticed by James Dolan’s bottomless bank account and the dream of coaching a big name NBA team. It’s not because I care about Villanova’s program or college basketball. I don’t give a fuck about teams that Philly loves or the corrupt ass NCAA. Let them both rot in the misery that Knicks fans have lived in this century.

I care about Jay Wright because I am a human being and don’t want him falling victim to the classic sports movie trope of leaving a great situation for the shitty, well-paying situation with the evil villain owner. Villanova just came off one of the most dominant college basketball runs we have ever seen and has become a well-oiled machine. To leave that incredible situation for a few bad seasons with the Knicks would be lunacy. Plus lets call a spade a spade. Jay Wright is wayyyyyy too handsome and good to even THINK of working for the Knicks as currently constituted, with Frumpy Jimmy Dolan and Basketball Bankruptcy Steve Mills atop the org chart. Being the head coach of the Knicks ages you like Jail Years, Presidential Years, and dare I say Blogger Years. If you don’t believe me, look at what Jay Wright would look like after only two seasons coaching the Knicks.

Scary, right? Pat Riley would probably look like one of the creatures scurrying through Penn Station at 4 a.m. if James Dolan ran the Knicks during his time here. We can’t let that happen to Jay Wright. He should be holding out for a job like Billy Donovan got with the Thunder when they had Durant, Westbrook, and a team that took the 73-win Warriors to the brink of elimination. For Wright to even answer James Dolan’s call would make me sad. And I’m saying that as someone that loves the Knicks.

All this doesn’t matter though. We all know they will hire some coach that will get fired in two years and continue to run out this cycle of misery until Dolan sells the team or dies. Now lets end the blog with one of the legitimately most impressive/saddest stats I have ever seen.

Stay away, Jay. Stay away.


Oh yeah and fuck this franchise.