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25 March 2007

Blog: Jay Wright to interview at UK

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
3/25/2007 04:12:00 PM

[Update: Reporter Brett Dawson now writes that KSR's entire report is untrue.]

According to an article on the sports blog and podcast Kentucky Sports Radio, Villanova coach Jay Wright will interview for the University of Kentucky head coaching position within the next few days.

As reported by KSR, Kentucky has asked for and received permission to talk with Wright from the Villanova athletic department. [Update: whether or not this is actually true is the subject of considerable debate right now]

Says KSR:

We have confirmation today that Jay Wright, the handsome dapper coach for the University of Villanova [sic] either was interviewed yesterday by Mitch Barnhart or will be interviewed in the next two days.

Jay Wright is on the short list of candidates for the Kentucky job, although it appears Florida's Billy Donovan remains the first choice.

Donovan is sitting pretty at Florida, though, and would probably turn down any job offer. If that were the case, it would seem that Jay Wright would be one of the favorites to be offered the UK job, along with Tom Crean, John Calipari, and Texas A&M's Billy Gillispie.

Although Wright has repeatedly said he is happy at Villanova, calling it his "dream job," 'Nova fans cannot be happy with this latest news.

Considering the head job at Kentucky is one of most prestigious posts in all of sports, even someone in his "dream job" would have to take a long hard look at Lexington if offered the position.

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At 10:14 AM, March 26, 2007, Blogger R3ady4u said...

False rumor.


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