Technically it was a former assistant. And based on Kyle Neptune being the current (well, as of yesterday) coach at Fordham, my guess is that this is something that's been in the works at least since season's end because there were certainly legal T's and I's to handle (like, writing a decent check to Fordham).Was Wright being polite in not announcing his retirement publicly until the dust had settled? Or did he wait this long to handicap Villanova into promoting an assistant? Did the players / recruits know this was coming?
As for who knew? Can't believe too many people knew, because loose lips sink ships. Most importantly, Fordham has three freshmen lined up for next year. Guessing they didn't know.