Rutgers' choice to be its next men's basketball coach is reportedly former 76ers coach Eddie Jordan.
ESPN.com first reported that the Scarlet Knights want to hire Jordan, who is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers. Yahoo! Sports later reported that Rutgers and Jordan have gotten as far as discussing terms of a contract.
Jordan played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973 to 1977, then embarked on a seven-year NBA career. His coaching career began in 1997 with the Sacramento Kings. He has also been head coach of the Washington Wizards and the 76ers, and an assistant with the Nets and now the Lakers.
A D.C. native, Jordan was in Philadelphia for just one season, the 2009-10 campaign. He oversaw a team that finished with a disappointing 27-55 record, in a season that saw Allen Iverson briefly return to the 76ers.