The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have fired head coach Eddie Jordan. He was at his alma mater for just three years.
He replaced Mike Rice when he was fired. However, the team didn’t fair much better under the former NBA head coach.
Jordan was 29-68 in his three-years at the school. They were 7-25 during the 2015-16 season.
Rice was fired after ESPN aired a tape that showed Rice verbally and physically abusing his players. The next day, he was fired by the school and is currently trying to clean up his image at The Patrick School.
The Scarlet Knights began the season 2-0 with wins over Rutgers-Newark and Howard at the RAC. In the middle of the season, they lost 17 straight games from Dec. 30th to Indiana through March 2nd to Michigan State.
They defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the season finale at the RAC. That was before they were defeated by Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament on Wed.
Jordan came to the collegiate game after being an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers for a season. He was previously the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers head coach in the NBA, where he has a 257-343 record.
He never won more than 45 games in the NBA, as the Wizards were 45-37 in 2004-05. That was the first of four straight 40-plus win seasons for the Wizards, before being canned with a 1-10 record in 2008-09.
Every year that he was with Rutgers, his win totals declined. He went from 12 wins his first season to 10 then to 7 in his third season. They were 1-17 within the Big Ten Conference this season and had a 3-33 in the past two seasons within the conference.
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