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The Sun’s Arizin: Jay Wright and Villanova News & Links for August 26th

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So hey... in case you haven’t heard the Philadelphia 76ers have an open head coaching post and, yep, Villanova’s Jay Wright is continually named as a possible candidate.

Jay Wright

There are reasons why Villanova’s Jay Wright might be interested in coaching the 76ers | CBSSports.com
The different lifestyle the NBA allows coaches to have is one factor in why Wright might consider an offer from the 76ers

Eye on College Basketball Podcast | CBS Sports

Jay Wright leaving Villanova doesn’t seem likely; when college basketball’s season should start...

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O’Neil: Jay Wright to the Sixers? The case for and against the move | The Athletic
(Subscription Req'd) The two-time national championship-winning coach at Villanova is a rumored candidate to make the leap to the NBA.

If Villanova's Jay Wright declines a call from Sixers, status as college basketball legend awaits | Sporting News
Wright will turn 59 during the course of the next college basketball season. In decades past, that might have meant having another good four or five years in him, but the experience of Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams suggest he easily could coach beyond age 70.

Villanova's Jay Wright may be right fit to replace Brett Brown as Sixers coach, but are they right fit for him? | Inquirer
Wright has complete control at Villanova, where he has won two national titles and has a chance to become one of the all-time great college coaches.

Opinion: Jay Wright Would Be Crazy to Leave Villanova for this Sixers Roster | Crossing Broad
We can safely start speculating about the next Sixers coach, and the name you’ve heard for a few years now is Villanova’s Jay Wright, who is local, and a winner, and therefore perennially finds himself at the top of the list. But he’d be crazy to leave Nova for the 76ers, wouldn’t he?

Make no mistake, Jay Wright is the best option for Sixers head coach | NBC Sports Philadelphia
In looking at what the Sixers should want in their next head coach, Jay Wright checks every box.

College Basketball

Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu highlight Andy Katz’s top returning players for 2020-2021 | NCAA.com
Iowa’s Luka Garza and Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu are the top two college basketball players back this season, according to Andy Katz on the latest episode of March Madness 365. Colin Gillespie is in the Top 10.

Without summer recruiting, college basketball teams and prospects at a disadvantage | ESPN
Amid the many challenges of the coronavirus for college programs, identifying the next wave of young talent has become a high-difficulty endeavor in a silent summer.

Our video game college basketball team tries to make a Final Four run | SBNation.com
We pick up with the Leathernecks facing No. 5 Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA tournament in our College Hoops 2K8 sim.

World Soccer

Where Messi could play next if he leaves Barcelona | SBNation.com
Here are some of the more intriguing possibilities for Messi, along with their betting odds.

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