Incoming assistant to Wright may be outgoing

Posted: August 10, 2012

V ILLANOVA hired a new assistant basketball coach this week.

Now Wildcats' coach Jay Wright might have to hire a replacement for him.

Sources familiar with the situation have confirmed an ESPN.com report that Doug Martin might have given incorrect information in his biography that was submitted to the university and posted online on the school's athletic department website.

It seems as if Martin said he played basketball at Wisconsin-Green Bay from 1991-95. The problem, as it turns out, is that school apparently has no record of him even being there. On its website, which includes final statistics, Martin's name is not listed.

If it's found that there are discrepancies, sources have said it's unlikely Martin would be able to keep his new job. Those people said the university is "definitely aware" of what's going on and is "looking into it." They expect a quick resolution, maybe even by the end of the weekend.

Attempts by the Daily News to reach Wright for comment were unsuccessful.

Martin was brought in to take the place of Doug West, who's leaving to pursue other basketball opportunities. Last season, Martin was an assistant at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, Va.

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