Wednesday night marked the end of the dreaded season for the men's basketball team. What most thought would happen afterwards soon followed, as Rutgers fired Eddie Jordan yesterday. Here is the statement from athletic director Pat Hobbs. We followed the news with another round of potential coaching candidates to replace him. No, Bill Murray is not in consideration for the job, although we would love to see him at the RAC someday.
There was a lot of reaction and articles written about the fallout of Jordan's tenure and subsequent search. Here are some links, followed by reaction on twitter.
Ryan Dunleavy discusses the 5 things to know about a Pat Hobbs Coaching Search.
Dave White wrote last week on why Danny Hurley is the perfect candidate for Rutgers. Here is an article from Steve Edelson that agrees with that line of thinking.
Adam Zagoria weighs in, confirming that Hurley is target #1 in the coaching search. He also talks about the strong interest from Manhattan coach Steve Masiello in the Rutgers job.
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports puts in his two cents on candidates for the job, including a tidbit that the same search firm being used by Rutgers is the one that uncovered Masiello was not a college graduate at the time.
Steve Politi, who has been in agreement with OTB for some time on change being needed, pens his farewell to the Jordan era.
Former OTB writer Garrett Stepien wrote about the firing of Jordan for the Daily Targum.
Sam Hellman from Scout points out this is result in the fourth coach in seven years for Rutgers men's basketball.
ESPN covers the removal of Eddie Jordan as head coach here.
Tom Dienhart from BTN discusses the Jordan firing and all that needs to be done moving forward.
Our friends at 247 sports point out that Rutgers suffered 10 losses of 30 points or more during his three year tenure.
Part of Eddie's contract that will not be paid out:
Rutgers former coach Eddie Jordan had a $5,000 bonus in his contract for a win over Seton Hall. He never got it, going 0-3 vs. the Pirates.— Matt Sugam (@MattSugam) March 10, 2016
Hobbs already using the same approach as he did with the football search:
Same search firm used for football. We'll see if Hobbs can keep this search as quiet... https://t.co/SzYjRNhuJ0— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 10, 2016
It has been an action packed start to Pat Hobbs' tenure as athletic director:
Julie Hermann didn't make a major coaching hire in 2.5 years as AD. Pat Hobbs is set to make his second huge hire in four months.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 10, 2016
We crossed over into the mainstream with Real Housewives fans following OTB:
Is this Charisse's husband on RHOP? https://t.co/G8lcZyGQoV— Reet Pozelle (@theNFLchick) March 10, 2016
Adam Zagoria reiterating that Danny Hurley is the #1 target for the job:
"A national search for Jordan’s replacement will begin immediately."— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 10, 2016
And by national, they mean Rhode Island.
Potential money Rutgers would have to spend if Hurley in fact is hired:
Between Jordan and potential Hurley buyout at Rhode Island, Rutgers would need to spend $3-million plus before it hires a new HC. #rhoops— RHoops247 (@RHoopsRecruits) March 10, 2016
But can we actually land Hurley?:
Now the question becomes whether Rutgers can land URI’s Danny Hurley this time around. Hurley may have a tough decision to make.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 10, 2016
It will likely take a big contract offer:
Think Rutgers will have to blow Danny Hurley away financially and in years for him to take job. #rhoops— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) March 10, 2016
This made me laugh:
Did somebody say Danny Hurley? pic.twitter.com/WQxXeGPtdO— Mike Keelen (@mkeelen22) March 10, 2016
From one loyal son to another:
Eddie Jordan will always be a loyal son. But it's time to move on. Hobbs had to make the move. #Rutgers— Jon Newman (@jonnew) March 10, 2016
The great Jerry Carino wishes Eddie well:
I wish Eddie Jordan the best. Class act through and through.— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) March 10, 2016
And for old time sakes, here is the wackiest promo you will see about Rutgers basketball. Let's hope Eddie rides off into the sunset on that unicorn and when he visits Rutgers again, gets the warm welcome he deserves!