Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan is returning to New Jersey for what might be a final round of talks with Rutgers about taking over its beleaguered basketball program.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Jordan was going to travel from Los Angeles on Wednesday, and planned to meet with Rutgers officials Thursday in an attempt to reach an agreement on a contract to replace the fired Mike Rice.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak for Jordan, who met with Rutgers interim athletic director Carl Kirschner over the weekend.
Jordan is expected to talk with Robert Barchi, the university president who has been under fire since a videotape was aired two weeks ago showing Rice kicking and shoving his players at practice, while uttering gay slurs at times. The conduct took place over Rice's three seasons as coach, with the videotape being a compilation of clips.
Jordan didn't return a message left...