Rutgers has fired head coach Eddie Jordan after three years on the job, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Jordan, who played at Rutgers for four years and played in the 1976 Final Four, and also has NBA head coaching experience with the Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers, was 29-67 in three years with the Scarlet Knights and didn’t make any postseason tournaments. Rutgers went 7-24 this season and was 1-17 in Big Ten play.
And once again, Rutgers is in a position where it will have to undergo yet another rebuild. The Scarlet Knights have not made the NCAA Tournament since 1991, back when Bob Wenzel was coaching them, and fans and backers alike want that drought to end soon. The good news for Rutgers is that freshman guard Corey Sanders offers a glimmer of hope, so the future could be bright so long as he continues developing and gets some more top talent around him.
But one thing is certain. Eddie Jordan’s Princeton offense didn’t work and whoever Rutgers hires next will likely be someone with more of a background in the tough and defensive Big Ten.
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