There is a "strong possibility" that Villanova head coach Jay Wright could head up I-95 to be the next head coach of the Knicks, according to a report from Forbes' Adam Zagoria.
This wouldn't the first time the Knicks made a run at Wright. After firing Jeff Hornacek in 2018, the team reached out to Wright's agent to express their interest, but the 58-year-old politely turned them down.
"It's not that you're not interested, I just don't want to leave," Wright told The Post at the time. "It's the Knicks. You love the Garden, you love New York City, you love the Knicks. I just know I don't want to leave Villanova."
Wright was the head coach at Hofstra from 1994-2001 before taking over at Villanova. He helped usher in the school's transition from the America East to the Big East, and has won the conference tournament four times since 2015. Wright has led Villanova to three Final Fours, and the Wildcats were National Champions in both 2016 and 2018.
Wright also has ties to Leon Rose, who is expected be named the next Knicks president. SNY's Ian Begley has reported that former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Thibodeau are also being considered for the job.
On SiriusXM NBA Radio last week, Van Gundy downplayed his own interest in the job -- at least for now -- and endorsed interim head coach Mike Miller at least for the remainder of the season.
"Mike Miller, to me, deserves every opportunity to finish this season out and win the job and I think anybody plotting as a coach to try to undermine that opportunity is doing it wrong," Van Gundy said. "In a coaching situation, we should all root for each other to be successful because only the people that have manned the head coaching position understand how hard it is to win any single NBA game.
"And particularly, those teams that are stuck in the middle, it is brutal to win games. I find it unfortunate at times when people start circling, trying to get a job that isn't even open. Mike Miller deserves all of our support. He's done a fantastic job."