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A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coach.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Jordan and Rutgers interim athletic director Carl Kirschner are meeting again Sunday to finalize the language in the contract before an announcement can be made. Jordan, an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, flew to New Jersey Saturday to begin the process. A deal could be in place by Monday, with a press conference later in the week.
Jordan, 58, who played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77, would take over a program mired in scandal after a video was released that showed Rice kicking and grabbing players while uttering anti-gay slurs at them in practice. Jordan has been a head coach in the NBA with Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia, and helped lead Rutgers to the 1976 Final Four.
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Maybe, if someone threw some balls at the Lakers, they wouldn’t be fighting, just to make the playoffs. Then again, Kobe said he would slap the hell out of any coach that did that.
Sources confirm to me that Eddie Jordan is leaving the Lakers and will be the next coach at Rutgers University. The deal almost complete
— Chick Hernandez (@CHICKatCSN) April 12, 2013
Eddie Jordan will meet with Rutgers officials over the weekend to try to finalize an agreement.
After spending two days in New Jersey talking with Rutgers about taking over as head coach of the scandal-marred basketball program, assistant coach Eddie Jordan returned to Los Angeles and got back to work preparing for the Lakers' regular-season finale.
Lakers spokesman John Black said in an email to The Associated Press that Jordan was in coaches' meetings on Monday....
While Eddie Jordan and Rutgers worked to make him the head of the university's scandal-marred basketball program, there was more bad news for the Scarlet Knights.
A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the parties were hoping to get a contract agreement for the 58-year-old Jordan by the end of the week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Jordan played his college ball at Rutgers and was an on-and-off assistant there for a few seasons, so the moves make total sense
For an embattled major public university like Rutgers, in the middle of an athletic scandal its administration has never seen before, rebuilding its stripped-down men's basketball program will be a massive, and difficult process.
Mike Rice’s loss appears to be Eddie Jordan’s gain.
According to CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez, Jordan is going to be the next head basketball coach at Rutgers.
The Rutgers job became available after Rice was fired in the wake of practice videos showing his abusive behavior towards his players went viral. There was tremendous backlash for Rice, and both he and athletic...
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have hired Eddie Jordan to head up their basketball team after Mike Rice's abusive, embarrassing run at the helm.
Los Angeles Lakers assistant and Rutgers alum Eddie Jordan emerged as a leading contender for the head coaching position vacated by Mike Rice last week, sources told ScarletReport.com. Jordan has had a busy career since helping lead Rutgers to a Final Four in 1976 and ScarletReport.com is here to take an in-depth.