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Rutgers fires head coach Eddie Jordan

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

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 fare much better under the former NBA head coach.

Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Eddie Jordan looks on against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament
Eddie Jordan looks on against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jordan was 29-68 in his three years at the school. They were 7-25 during the 2015-16 season.

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Rice was fired after ESPN aired a tape that showed the coach 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 Nebraska defeated them in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.

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.

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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 in 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.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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