Villanova’s Wright not interested in 76ers’ vacancy

Villanova coach Jay Wright shot down any speculation about his interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coaching vacancy on Wednesday.”I am not a candidate for the job,” he posted on Twitter. “I am very happy and honored to coach at Villanova.”Wright, who led the suburban Philadelphia school to NCAA Tournament championships in 2016 and 2018, was rumored as a possible replacement for Brett Brown.Sixers general manager Elton Brand fired Brown on Aug. 24 after the team was swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue also has been mentioned as a top candidate. Lue was the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers for parts of four seasons, leading them to an NBA championship in 2015-16.