- Andy Katz, ESPN Senior Writer
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Rutgers has zeroed in on Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as a replacement for the fired Mike Rice now that Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley has turned down the school, multiple sources told ESPN.com.
A source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com that Jordan will meet face to face with Rutgers officials this weekend with the intent to finalize a deal to become the next coach.
Hurley was offered the job Monday and spent two days mulling the offer before deciding against leaving the Rams after one season. Hurley accepted an extension at Rhode Island on Thursday night to keep him at the school through the 2019-20 season.
The 58-year-old Jordan played in the NBA from 1977-84 for five different teams.