The Knicks will not interview Villanova coach Jay Wright, an NBA source told the New York Post.
"He's under contract with Villanova and he's very, very happy there,'' Carl Hirsch, Wright's longtime agent, told The Post. "There's no plans to leave.''
The latest development came after GM Scott Perry recently did not rule out the possibility of the team talking to Wright.
"I saw some exciting basketball during the NCAA Tournament," Perry said, according to The Post. "We're not going to address any names, whether it's college or pro, but it's going to be an open search. Having been a former college coach, I always kind of keep an eye on those ranks anyway, so we'll see."
Wright has built Nova into a Big East as well as a nationwide powerhouse with his Wildcats winning two of the last three NCAA National Championship titles. But this won't be the first time Wright will be asked to leave college ball for the NBA.
Wright has turned down all inquiries to jump up to the next level, and a person close to him said he isn't done building up his current program.
"He told me years ago that he wanted to make Villanova into the Duke of the Northeast," the person said about Wright. "It would take a lot for him to leave."
Wright owns a 422-165 record during his 17-year tenure at Villanova, while leading the Wildcats to the NCCA tournamant 13 times including six straight appearances since 2012.