Jay Wright Announces Retirement
Villanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright is retiring, he announced Wednesday night.
Wright, 60, had struggled with the decision privately throughout the offseason, sources with knowledge of the situation tell Sports Illustrated.
Eventually, the Hall of Fame coach elected to move on, a decision that will reverberate the sport.
It’s time for us to enter a new era of Villanova basketball,” Wright wrote in a statement.
“After 35 years in coaching, I am proud and excited to hand over the reins to Villanova’s next coach.”
Known for his brilliant offensive mind, ability to develop guards and, until recently, his dapper sideline attire.
In his 21-year tenure at Villanova, Wright won 520 games, went to four Final Fours and won national championships in 2016 and ’18.
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