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Wright staying put at Villanova

Updated: May 22, 2009, 7:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova coach Jay Wright says he talked to the Philadelphia 76ers about the head coaching job but is staying with the Wildcats.

Wright said Friday that he met last week with Sixers president Ed Stefanski to discuss the NBA job. He says he called Stefanski after that and asked to be removed from consideration.

Wright says he's flattered that he was considered. But he says he loves Villanova and that's where he wants to coach.

"Last week, Ed reached out to me ...

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