PISCATAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Rutgers on Thursday fired basketball coach Eddie Jordan after three dismal seasons.
A source told CBS Sports that Jordan will not return next season and that a formal announcement about his firing is expected soon.
The Scarlet Knights went 29-68 in Jordan’s three seasons, with their record worsening with each passing year. This season was especially brutal, as Rutgers went 7-25 — 1-18 in the Big Ten — and lost 20 games by double digits. Rutgers’ season drew to a close Wednesday night with an 89-72 loss to Nebraska in the first round of the conference tournament.
Jordan, a former Scarlet Knights star who played seven seasons in the NBA before going on to serve as the head coach for three NBA teams, was hired in 2013 after his predecessor, Mike Rice, was fired for grabbing and kicking players at practice and using anti-gay slurs, all caught on video.
Jordan signed a five-year, $6.25 million contract when he was hired.