If you follow what our readers say in the comments (if not, you should), you have noticed the continuing theme that former Villanovan Chris Walker ('92) is a leading candidate for an assistant coaching position under Jay Wright.
The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that Walker has interviewed for the Main Line position. All parties in Albuquerque aren't offering comments. Walker was the Lobos' lead recruiter and has significant inroads to Texas high school and AAU programs.
The spot opened up when former assistant Pat Chambers ascended to the Head Coach position at Boston University.
Walker has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico under their head coach Steve Alford.
While at Villanova, Walker started 96 games and was named to the All Big-5 team twice. As a Wildcat, he participated in two NCAA Tournaments and two NIT trips. His 404 Assists at 'Nova rank him 13th All-Time. He is also 8th in Career Steals with 185.
Chris Walker Coaching Career
- Loyola Marymount 1992-96 (Graduate Assistant)
- Vanderbilt (1996-99)
- Pepperdine (1999-00)
- Villanova (2000)
- UMass (2001-05)
- New Mexico (2007- current)