Rutgers expected to name new men’s basketball coach

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is set to introduce the replacement for fired men’s basketball coach Mike Rice.

    The school’s athletic department has scheduled a 4:30 p.m. news conference in New Brunswick.

    The board of governors is expected to approve a five-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan. The 58-year-old played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77.

    Rice was fired after a video showed him grabbing and throwing a ball at players, and uttering anti-gay slurs during practices.

    The scandal also forced the resignation of former athletic director Tim Pernetti and two others.

    Rutgers went 15-16 last season and five Scarlet Knights have asked to leave the program.

    Rutgers will join the Big Ten in 2014-15.

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