BOSTON - Jay Wright isn't pining for the job of coaching another group of Wildcats.

"I'm happy to be at Villanova. I don't want to be anywhere else," he said yesterday when the Kentucky job was mentioned during the news conference leading up to tonight's East Regional final against Pittsburgh.

Billy Gillispie was fired yesterday after two seasons over what Kentucky officials called philosophical differences in the nature of the job.

"Someone mentions your name, you're flattered," Wright said. "You're crazy if you don't say that, or you're not being truthful if you don't say that. But I don't want my name mentioned anywhere. I love Villanova. I've got a great athletic director [Vince Nicastro], great president [the Rev. Peter M. Donohue]. As long as those guys are there, I'm good." *