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Rutgers has reportedly set a 4:30 p.m. press conference for Tuesday to likely announce Eddie Jordan as their next men’s basketball coach.
The Rutgers Board of Directors is set to meet Tuesday to approve a contract that would allow Jordan to be hired for the position.
Jordan, 58, a former Rutgers player who currently is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers under Mike D’antoni, is replacing former coach Mike Rice, who was fired along with Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, after tapes surfaced of Rice verbally, mentally and physically berating his players during practice.
Jordan was the point guard for the Scarlet Knights when the team made its only Final Four in 1976. He left the school as the program’s all-time leader in assists and steals. He interviewed for the job in 2010, when Rice was chosen over him.
If hired, the job would be Jordan’s first as a college head coach. He served as coach in the NBA with Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia.
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Marquette freshman forward Henry Ellenson won the Marquette Madness slam dunk contest on Friday night with a between the legs dunk.
The 6-foot-10 Ellenson, the top recruit in Steve Wojciechowski’s freshmen class, defeated sophomore Sandy Cohen, fellow freshman Sacar Anim and Wally Ellenson, his older brother.
Ellenson joins the Golden Eagles as the No. 11 overall recruit in the Class of 2015.
Late Night in the Phog is typically a night to remember for Kansas fans. For Kansas student Jerrod Martin Castro, Friday night’s event is one he won’t forget.
Castro, a sophomore, was selected as a contestant for a $10,000 giveaway. The only thing standing in the way of a big payday was a half-court shot. Brennan Bechard, the Kansas director of basketball operations, attempted the long-distance shot and hit nothing but net.
Kansas head coach Bill Self signed a $10,000 check on the spot.