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Rutgers’ Eddie Jordan has no degree

Jan 28 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights mascot and cheerleaders on the court prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Alan Maglaque-USA TODAY Sports

Former Lakers’ assistant and player Eddie Jordan recently took a position at his ‘alma mater’ as the head coach of Rutgers University.

Jordan was hired following the the heavily published dismissal of Mike Rice in hopes of helping the school turn over a new lead.

Yeah, that’s not going so well.

Turns out Jordan never received a degree from the university, which wouldn’t have been such a big deal had Rutgers’ not claimed that he had on Jordan’s bio on the school website.  It has been edited since the story first broke on Deadspin.

The New York Post has reported that it will not have an affect on Jordans’ status as the team’s head coach.

Rutgers released a statement admitting the error and stated “neither Rutgers nor the NCAA requires a head coach to hold a baccalaureate degree.”

Jordan was initially hired by the Lakers in 2012 to help Mike Brown implement the Princeton offense. He played for the the Lakers from 1980-1984, winning a championship with the team in 1982.

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