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OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« on: February 17, 2020, 07:24:16 AM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamzag.../#698de4e06437

League sources say Villanova coach Jay Wright could become the next head coach of the Knicks.
“There is a strong possibility that Jay Wright in New York could happen,” one league source said.

Reached by text Sunday, Wright did not offer a comment on the matter, while a Villanova spokesman said the school does not comment on speculative reports.

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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 07:42:07 AM »
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 07:49:55 AM »
Nah.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 07:52:25 AM »
It'd be shocking seeing as they're essentially where the 76ers were back when he denied them, and he didn't have to move for that one
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 07:59:39 AM »
I’d be surprised if he leaves but if he has the itch to try the NBA, he’s done more than enough at Villanova and better to try when you’re younger. 

If he could help turn the Knicks around, he’d be a basketball legend.  Still, that’s a gig that feels destined to fail
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 08:42:35 AM »
I’d be surprised if he leaves but if he has the itch to try the NBA, he’s done more than enough at Villanova and better to try when you’re younger. 

If he could help turn the Knicks around, he’d be a basketball legend.  Still, that’s a gig that feels destined to fail

Not a single one of us knows what's in Jay Wright's head, Rico, but I like your take.

If Wright wants to try something else, he can probably get $10 million a year from Dolan, as well as keys to the entire operation. If he succeeds, he's the God of the Garden. If he doesn't, he goes back to college with his reputation intact as one of the great coaches at that level.

It's no different than Calipari ... except Wright has won more national titles, and has done so without even a hint of NCAA improprieties.

So if he has the itch, it's a no-lose situation for him.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 08:45:04 AM »
I thought it was interesting in the Belein thread the article I posted talked about free agency in college and how that could have been one of the impacts for him leaving.  If free agency does come to pass aside from annihilating the sport at the mid an$ lower levels, how many coaches will want to deal with that crap?

But ...progress.....
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 08:48:16 AM »
Not a single one of us knows what's in Jay Wright's head, Rico, but I like your take.

If Wright wants to try something else, he can probably get $10 million a year from Dolan, as well as keys to the entire operation. If he succeeds, he's the God of the Garden. If he doesn't, he goes back to college with his reputation intact as one of the great coaches at that level.

It's no different than Calipari ... except Wright has won more national titles, and has done so without even a hint of NCAA improprieties.

So if he has the itch, it's a no-lose situation for him.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 08:51:26 AM »
I thought it was interesting in the Belein thread the article I posted talked about free agency in college and how that could have been one of the impacts for him leaving.  If free agency does come to pass aside from annihilating the sport at the mid an$ lower levels, how many coaches will want to deal with that crap?

But ...progress.....


Yes.  I am sure colleges will find no one to coach their teams, and these coaches who make six and seven figure salaries will throw that all away to do...what exactly?
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2020, 09:00:00 AM »
A year or two ago I this would have concerned me more.  After this year I think the Big East is strong enough beyond Villanova, so this won't hurt as much.  It could actually help Marquette a little by giving us a chance to step up.

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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2020, 09:02:21 AM »
I thought it was interesting in the Belein thread the article I posted talked about free agency in college and how that could have been one of the impacts for him leaving.  If free agency does come to pass aside from annihilating the sport at the mid an$ lower levels, how many coaches will want to deal with that crap?

But ...progress.....

Yeah because there is no free agency in the NBA...

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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2020, 09:02:58 AM »
Villanova board says his kids are grown, and he's downsizing that's why he listing his place
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2020, 09:08:02 AM »

Yes.  I am sure colleges will find no one to coach their teams, and these coaches who make six and seven figure salaries will throw that all away to do...what exactly?

You can always find someone to do something....XFL found players to play and it is exhilarating.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2020, 09:08:25 AM »
Yeah, we knew that.  Reply #3 above.

Didn’t see it in time
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2020, 09:09:08 AM »
You can always find someone to do something....XFL found players to play and it is exhilarating.

Yawn
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2020, 09:10:10 AM »
Yeah because there is no free agency in the NBA...

Except it is controlled by contracts and limited teams.....that won’t be the case in college hoops where no contracts exist and players can leave each year....MASSIVE difference.  You also have a draft, much different than recruiting with guaranteed talent coming in yearly.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2020, 09:38:17 AM »
Except it is controlled by contracts and limited teams.....that won’t be the case in college hoops where no contracts exist and players can leave each year....MASSIVE difference.  You also have a draft, much different than recruiting with guaranteed talent coming in yearly.

Why is it, as always, must you frame these discussions 100 percent around what's best for the highly paid coaches and wealthy institutions, and never, ever what's in the best interests of the players?

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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2020, 09:48:41 AM »
I would be a little surprised based on how Beilein has done in Cleveland. Now, Wright may be able to relate better to NBA players. However, I’m not sure why you’d leave a good job to walk into the disaster that is the Knicks.


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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2020, 09:53:53 AM »
Except it is controlled by contracts and limited teams.....that won’t be the case in college hoops where no contracts exist and players can leave each year....MASSIVE difference.  You also have a draft, much different than recruiting with guaranteed talent coming in yearly.


I have a solution!  Treat players like employees and allow them to form a union!  That way they could develop a collective bargaining agreement just like the players have in the NBA that could limit movement.

But I'm sure that's a bad idea too right?
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 09:58:19 AM »
I would be a little surprised based on how Beilein has done in Cleveland. Now, Wright may be able to relate better to NBA players. However, I’m not sure why you’d leave a good job to walk into the disaster that is the Knicks.


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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2020, 10:10:07 AM »
Yeah because there is no free agency in the NBA...

Or in college basketball and football coaching, where there is total free agency.

Even coaches with 5+ years on their contracts can leave, as long as their new employers are willing to pay the buyouts ... which almost all are.

The idea of any college coach complaining about player free agency is one of the biggest jokes in history. Lots of them are hypocrites who demand loyalty from everybody but themselves.
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Re: OT: Jay Wright to the Knicks??
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2020, 10:34:20 AM »
I thought it was interesting in the Belein thread the article I posted talked about free agency in college and how that could have been one of the impacts for him leaving.  If free agency does come to pass aside from annihilating the sport at the mid an$ lower levels, how many coaches will want to deal with that crap?

But ...progress.....

Apparently he dislikes the NBA more. Can't relate to the players among his issues. Word is he is very unhappy. Not sure his narrative fits your agenda.