Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan is engaged in serious talks with Rutgers University about becoming the embattled basketball program's next head coach, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

In the aftermath of the scandal surrounding former coaches physically abusing players in practices, Rutgers offered Jordan the job after University of Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley turned down an offer from the school earlier this week, sources said.

Jordan will meet with Rutgers officials face-to-face, sources said, this weekend to try to finalize an agreement.

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