Rumor: Suns interested in Villanova coach Jay Wright

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The hot name in NBA coaching circles: Jay Wright, who just led Villanova to the national championship.

Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News:

I’m a little skeptical, considering the source.

None of these outcomes make Lawrence wrong. Maybe Marks leaned toward rejecting the job before accepting it. Maybe it’s the fault of anyone who read too much into a technically true report on Clippers-Nuggets trade talks. Maybe the Nets talked to Thibodeau before hiring Marks. Maybe the Hornets asked about Bogdanovic but opted for a different trade. Maybe Harris wants to sell the 76ers and just hasn’t yet.

This is a long way of saying Lawrence provides a lot of smoke for never showing a fire.

Could the Suns hire Wright? Maybe. But will Wright remain Phoenix’s top choice once it gets the opportunity to interview others who are still coaching out the NBA season? Would Wright leave college for the NBA?

It’s worth monitoring the Suns’ interest, but this is a long way from something meaningful happening.