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Eddie Jordan was hired as head coach of Rutgers this offseason, an opportunity he prefers to returning to the NBA in a top job.
“After my last few experiences, I did not want to be a head coach in the NBA,” Jordan said.
Jordan led the Washington Wizards to the playoffs in every season between 2005 and 2008. Jordan even coached the Eastern Conference All-Stars in 2007 when the Wizards had the best record in the conference.
Jordan was fired by the Wizards at the beginning of the 08-09 season after a 1-10 start, and was hired the next season by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jordan most recently was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers after being hired by Mike Brown.
“When I was hired there, there was no Dwight Howard and there was no Steve Nash and Mike Brown said, ‘I want you to help me with the offense,’ ” Jordan said. “We went through the preseason running principles of the Princeton offense that Kobe had asked about and that Mike Brown presented to Kobe and they agreed it was...
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Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan added a big boost to his backcourt today with the commitment of Nkereuwm Okoro, who will transfer in from Iowa State. With three years of eligibility remaining, Okoro went in-depth with FOXSportsNEXT.com on why Rutgers “was just a perfect fit.”
Jan Vesely's lack of confidence in his sophomore season in the NBA this year was evident to teammates and coaches on the Washington Wizards, stemming from his regression in production.
In Randy Wittman's mind, it is clear what Vesely must fix in the offseason.
“He needs to work on his head first,” Wittman said.
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Two weeks after that declaration, ESPN...
The announcement by Jason Collins that he is gay two weeks ago was discussed shortly thereafter in an Outside The Lines segment on ESPN that triggered discussion and controversy due to moralistic comments made by Chris Broussard.
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