Longtime Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright would retire. Here’s all the information we know about the shocking college basketball news.
Fresh off a farewell tour for Coach K, the college basketball world has another farewell to say this spring with Jay Wright reportedly retiring from his position at Villanova.
Wright and the Wildcats have enjoyed incredible success over the past seven years. He won national titles in 2016 and 2018 and went to the Final Four this year.
Now Wright calls it resignation after two decades at the helm.
Jay Wright Salary and Net Worth
Wright earned $6.1 million a year at Villanova last season, according to USA today.
How old is Jay Wright?
Wright turned 60 in December. When he got the job from Villanova in 2001, he was 40 years old.
Jay Wright NBA Rumors
As soon as news of Wright’s retirement hit the internet, speculation about Wright’s departure to the NBA immediately emerged. The Lakers need a new head coach and the 76ers are close in Philadelphia. Virtually every team dropping their head coach this year
Just as quickly, Adrian Wojnarowski made a nice declarative statement putting aside the idea of Wright coming out of retirement to join an NBA team.
Jay Wright’s retirement is the latest Hall of Fame coach to retire
Wright isn’t the first legendary head coach to retire recently. It’s the end of an era for many programs thanks to the retirement of Roy Williams from UNC and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke. Others could also arrive.
Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim is 77 and has coached the Orange since 1976. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has been with the Spartans since 1995 and just turned 67.
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