Jay Wright: “I Love My Job Here”

Villanova's championship coach discourages talk of an NBA job.
Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright celebrates after beating the Kansas Jayhawks in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright celebrates after beating the Kansas Jayhawks in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament.

Now that he’s won an NCAA championship with Villanova, the NBA is surely going to come calling on Jay Wright. But Wright sounds — mostly — like he’s happy sticking to his current post.

“I love my job here, I really do,” he told Angelo Cataldi on 94 WIP this morning.

Cataldi asked Wright if he would even listen to an NBA offer.

“I hope not,” Wright reiterated. “I said that in ’09 and they came at you with stuff and you’re like, ‘Woah!’ You gotta stop for a second. I don’t want too — you hope they don’t offer you, that’s what it is. ‘Cause I love my job. I love it here. I’m very happy here, I’m well taken care of at Villanova, I love living in Philly — my family is from here. I feel so — you know in college basketball you never get to coach where you live. And when you get into college you know that, you never get to coach where you grew up.”

That’s not quite a “never,” but it’s probably as close as is reasonable. Villanova’s Center City victory parade starts at 1 p.m. today.