Villanova's Jay Wright says he is not a candidate for the 76ers' coaching job

PHILADELPHIA — Villanova coach Jay Wright ended speculation Wednesday whether he would pursue the 76ers’ head-coaching position, saying, “I am not a candidate for the job.”Wright, 58, who is entering his 20th season as the Wildcats’ head man, issued a statement to announce his decision “out of respect for our Villanova community and our 76ers organization.”“The 76ers have a great leader in (general manager) Elton Brand, outstanding young talent and an incredible opportunity for any coach to compete for a championship,” he said. “As a lifetime 76ers fan, I have confidence they will bring in the…

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