Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has agreed to become the next head coach of the Rutgers men's basketball team, and will receive a five-year deal worth more than $1 million per year, according to The Newark Star-Ledger.
The former Scarlet Knights star guard is currently an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers. He'll replace Mike Rice, who was fired April 3 after video surfaced of him verbally and physically abusing players at practice.
A deal hasn't been finalized or formally approved by university president Robert Barchi or lawyers for both sides, according to the paper. Jordan originally interviewed for the Rutgers job in 2010 but lost out to Rice.
Jordan, 58, has been an NBA head coach with the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. He played in the NBA from 1977-84 after starring at Rutgers from 1973-77, and helping the Scarlet Knights to the 1976 Final Four.
---University of Michigan Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III will return for their sophomore seasons, delaying potential NBA careers.
Harris and McGary announced their intentions during a Thursday news conference. Both were considered first-rounders by several NBA executives, according to multiple reports.
The Wolverines lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., but the national runner-up to Louisville will return McGary, Robinson, Nik Stauskas, Jordan Morgan and Spike Albrecht.
---Michigan State guard Gary Harris, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, announced Thursday that he's returning to the Spartans for his sophomore season.
"I'm looking forward to my sophomore season with my Spartan brothers," Harris said in a statement. "When the season was done, Coach Izzo gathered a lot of great information and shared it with me and my family. After talking things over with my parents, it is my decision to remain at Michigan State."
Harris was considered a potential lottery pick. He helped lead Michigan State to the Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to Duke. He was second on the Spartans with 12.9 points per game and lead the team with 65 three-pointers.
---Washington held onto its leading scorer from this past season when C.J. Wilcox announced Thursday that he will return for his senior year.
Wilcox averaged 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2012-13 and was named second-team All-Pac-12 and the Huskies' MVP. He was projected as a possible late first-round or second-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
---Villanova University's Tony Chennault is again switching schools.
The guard told the coaching staff that he plans to leave after one season with the Wildcats. A Philadelphia native, Chennault spent his first two seasons at Wake Forest University before coming to Villanova prior to the 2012-13 academic year.