Eddie Jordan didn’t get degree but went to school


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Let’s see if we got this striaght…New Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan went to the school from 1973- 1977 then went to the NBA in 1978 went back to school and finished up in 1985 and didn’t get his degree because he did not register properly. And Rutgers didn’t know this BEFORE they hired him to be their head coach? Right now the university isn’t having a very good week with this.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press the mistake was made by members of the university communications department while doing research for Jordan’s bio, who never verified the information with the coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the error.

”Some of the professors are still around and some are gone but they all know I was in class and did my work,” Jordan said. ”There was arrogance on my part when I was told I didn’t register right and then I left to (coach at) Old Dominion. I was told my classes were never recorded. I saw a transcript. I will have to find it. I was there and I completed the work. My professors that are still there know that. That’s it.”

After the Mike Rice scandal, the last thing Rutgers needed to be is silly in hiring a coach that they didn’t reseach fully before either hiring him or putting out the press release. Can Rutgers look any worse than they do now?

Published by bklynboy59

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