Happy Thursday Nova Nation! During the offseason, you all know there’s nothing I like more than a sit down interview with Jay Wright. Well, now that’s been topped. My new favorite thing is when Josh Hart sits down to interview Jay Wright! Here’s a quick taste:
Moral of the story: do not block @joshhart in practice. Unfortunately @mikal_bridges found that out the hard way. New episode out now with @VUCoachJWright !— LightHarted Podcast (@lighthartedpod) August 28, 2019
Listen here : https://t.co/kOoPkP9zs2 pic.twitter.com/m03Y3GWrrz
This is an absolute MUST LISTEN for all fans, as the two walk through Wright’s entire coaching career and talk about how he’s built Villanova and other programs essentially from the ground up. Here are just some of the topics that were discussed:
- Wright’s first head coaching job at Hofstra and how it led to Villanova
- The recruiting of the heralded Class of 2002 (Foye, Ray, Sumpter, Fraser)
- The UNC “Phantom Travel” game
- The start of the Four Guard Offense
- Wright’s first Coach of the Year award
- The firey nature of Josh Hart and Kyle Lowry
- Lessons from the 2009 Final Four and the 2013 losing season
- The Kris Jenkins shot
- The official sides of the 2016 vs 2018 debate
- A look at the 2019-2020 Wildcats
- UConn’s return to the Big East
If that doesn’t cover everything you’d want out of an interview between these two, I don’t know what would! Can’t wait to hear more from both of these guys as they both approach their 2020 seasons.
In other “news”, Andy Katz has new preseason rankings, Jalen Brunson could be getting more consistent (scary), and a preview of Villanova Men’s Soccer. Enjoy!
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