Rutgers, Eddie Jordan in talks, report says

April 12, 2013
Eddie Jordan worked with Carroll High players in 2011. (Toni L. Sandys / Washington Post)
Eddie Jordan worked with Carroll High players in 2011. (Toni L. Sandys / Washington Post)

Rutgers has offered its men’s basketball job to Eddie Jordan and the two sides are in negotiations, according to a report.

The Scarlet Knights are looking to replace Mike Rice, fired April 3 after a video surfaced of him verbally and physically abusing students. When Rhode Island Coach Dan Hurley  turned down the job, the school turned to a popular alum in Jordan, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Jordan played at Rutgers from 1973-77 when the Scarlet Knights went to the Final Four. He was under consideration for the job three years ago, but withdrew his name and Rice was hired. Jordan, 58, has coached the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. He’s a Los Angeles Lakers assistant now.

Jordan, Wojnarowski reports, has the backing of influential Rutgers alumni and trustees, including NBA Commissioner David Stern.

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