Apr 18, 2013
Eddie Jordan Accepts Rutgers Coaching Job

ESPN

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9186395/eddie-jordan-agrees-become-rutgers-scarlet-knights-men-basketball-coach

Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has agreed to become Rutgers’ head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Jordan will receive a five-year contract, the source told McMurphy. The Star-Ledger reported that Jordan’s deal is worth more than $1 million per year.

The agreement comes just more than two weeks following Rutgers’ firing of Mike Rice after a video was aired that showed him grabbing and kicking players at practice and using anti-gay slurs. The video was compiled from recordings taken during Rice’s three years as coach.

Jordan played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77 and is the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. He interviewed for the position in 2010, when Rice eventually landed the job.

Once again, this time around, Jordan was not the top choice. The Rutgers search committee hit the ground running last week and connected with Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley first.

But Hurley, a New Jersey native who was a former assistant at Rutgers, agreed to a contract extension with the Rams through the 2019-20 season.

The committee then focused in on Jordan and didn’t look at any other avenues. In fact, Jordan, after coaching with the Lakers on Friday night, flew to New Jersey on Saturday and met with interim athletic director Carl Kirschner on Sunday.

Jordan, 58, also met with Rutgers president Robert Barchi during the process. He will take over a program mired in scandal and doesn’t have a wealth of experience in the recruiting world. Jordan has been a head coach in the NBA with Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia. He has a 257-343 career coaching record in the NBA.

Eddie Jordan Accepts Rutgers Coaching Job

ESPN

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9186395/eddie-jordan-agrees-become-rutgers-scarlet-knights-men-basketball-coach

Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has agreed to become Rutgers’ head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.

Jordan will receive a five-year contract, the source told McMurphy. The Star-Ledger reported that Jordan’s deal is worth more than $1 million per year.

The agreement comes just more than two weeks following Rutgers’ firing of Mike Rice after a video was aired that showed him grabbing and kicking players at practice and using anti-gay slurs. The video was compiled from recordings taken during Rice’s three years as coach.

Jordan played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77 and is the school’s all-time leader in assists and steals. He interviewed for the position in 2010, when Rice eventually landed the job.

Once again, this time around, Jordan was not the top choice. The Rutgers search committee hit the ground running last week and connected with Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley first.

But Hurley, a New Jersey native who was a former assistant at Rutgers, agreed to a contract extension with the Rams through the 2019-20 season.

The committee then focused in on Jordan and didn’t look at any other avenues. In fact, Jordan, after coaching with the Lakers on Friday night, flew to New Jersey on Saturday and met with interim athletic director Carl Kirschner on Sunday.

Jordan, 58, also met with Rutgers president Robert Barchi during the process. He will take over a program mired in scandal and doesn’t have a wealth of experience in the recruiting world. Jordan has been a head coach in the NBA with Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia. He has a 257-343 career coaching record in the NBA.






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