Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/13/13
The sad, weird case of diploma-less Eddie Jordan ascending to head coach of his "alma mater," Rutgers, was inevitable if not predictable. An academic-athletic system comfortably indifferent to the education of the under-educated athletes it relies on to fuel a multi-billion-dollar television contract was bound to produce a high-profile coaching candidate equally indifferent about his own education. Meet Eddie Jordan, a Rutgers basketball star in the 1970s plucked from the southeast side of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop Carroll High School. He led the Scarlet Knights to the 1976 Final Four, left Rutgers owning several school records, was a solid player for the New Jersey Nets, a bit player on some great Lakers teams and an NBA head coach for the Kings, Wizards and Sixers. His highly honorable and successful basketball career was so distinguished that in 2004 Rutgers placed him in the University's Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Friday, Deadspin.com revealed that Jordan never grad...
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