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Villanova assistant coach Ashley Howard looks like the frontrunner for the La Salle job

Despite being a famous alumn, Tim Legler has never coached in college.

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TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! While we await some key NBA decisions, the first defection could come from the coaching ranks. La Salle is winding down its coaching search, and predictably this thing could very well end with Ashley Howard taking the job.

There’s no doubt he’s deserving, and if I were La Salle he would be my #1 target too. I just wonder if he’s not better off holding out a bit. He’s a hot name - maybe the hottest assistant coaching name - and La Salle is notoriously difficult place to build something meaningful.

And now, the “news.”

La Salle coaching search nearing finish line |
Villanova assistant Ashley Howard and ESPN analyst Tim Legler are believed to be top candidates.

Villanova star Donte DiVincenzo found solace from two Fathers |
In high school and college, Villanova's super sixth man was guided by calming voices.

Villanova could start next season in the Associated Press top five, but 'ifs' are attached |
The departures of Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges are expected, but there is uncertainly about other players.

Which Villanova NCAA championship team was better, 2016 or 2018? |
Would the present team shoot the 2016 squad off the floor? Would Ryan Arcidiacono and Josh Hart be too much to handle? Either way, it would have been a heck of a game.

KenPom: What we can (and can’t) take away from the tournament | The Athletic
Offense wins Championships, baby.

“I hope Philly isn’t getting tired of parades!” says Villanova coach Jay Wright |
Tens of thousands of Villanova students, alumni, and fans packed Market Street Thursday morning for Villanova's second NCAA Div I. National Championship parade in three years. The parade began at 23rd and Market around 11:00 a.m. and ended at City Hall around noon.

Highlights from Villanova National Championship Parade, Rally |
Phil Booth is called the heart of the National Champion Villanova Wildcats team by coach Jay Wright. Wright says Booth, who came back to play after suffering a broken hand, is looking to win a third championship at the school.

Philadelphia celebrates NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats with parade | ESPN
Thousands of fans lined up in Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for the Villanova men's basketball team, which won the national championship Monday night.

March Madness 2018: Best moments of NCAA tournament |
Recapping the highlights from the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament, from stand-out performances to meme-worthy moments and more.

College basketball 2018-19 rankings: Kansas, Duke lead Top 25 |
Who will stand in the way of a Villanova repeat? The team it beat in the Final Four and Duke's five-star-filled lineup are the first places to start.

Villanova Men's Basketball honored with championship parade in Philadelphia |
Philadelphia got the chance to celebrate yet another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.

The greatness of Villanova and Jay Wright has elevated the new Big East, and the new Big East has elevated them |
The Wildcats' program has become the best in the country since the conference realigned in 2013. That's no coincidence.

Philly Honors NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats With Parade, Pep Rally | NBC 10 Philadelphia
The cold couldn't keep students, alums and basketball fans from celebrating the Villanova men's basketball team.

An Interview With A Man Who Climbed A Street Pole After Villanova’s National Championship | Deadspin
Two years ago, Simon Pinela watched as the Villanova Wildcats win the national championship on a buzzer beater. He was a junior in high school, and it sparked an interest in Villanova as a college choice.