Felicia Leggett Jack on current interest in opening women’s basketball at Syracuse: ‘Buffalo is my job’

Buffalo women’s basketball coach Philisha Leggett-Jack made her first public comments about the Syracuse women’s basketball coach job since last August after her team was eliminated from the NCAA Championship by Tennessee on Saturday.

Buffalo News’ Rachel Lindsay asked Legette-Jack during the post-game press conference if she was interested in the opening, and the former Nottingham and Syracuse basketball star said she’s focusing on her current program.

“This is our team here and we are totally focused on Buffalo,” said Leggett-Jack. “We’re going to get through the season with our team here. I told them it wouldn’t be talking about any other school until we finished working here and we still haven’t finished here. We haven’t partyed here yet so I’m here with Buffalo, and Buffalo is my job. I work for Mark Al Knott and President (Satish) Tripathi. And that’s all we can talk about at this time.”

Last August, Legette-Jack made it clear that she was interested in returning to Syracuse, calling it her “dream job.”

Syracuse finished 11-18 this season under acting coach Von Reid and did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. Reid, who was promoted from his previous position as assistant coach, replaced Quentin Hilsman after resigning last August amid allegations of bullying and abusive behaviour.

The university announced on March 3 that it will conduct a national search for the program’s next instructor.

Although Legette-Jack is reluctant to discuss opening now, it is greatly favored by the Central New York community and Several National College Basketball Correspondents To be the coach of the Syracuse national team next season.

Legette-Jack has 19 years of coaching experience in Hofstra, Indiana and Buffalo, having led the Bulls to their fourth NCAA appearance in the last 10 seasons.

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