FILE - In this April 12, 2010 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers basketball coach Eddie Jordan reacting to a foul call in the in the second half of an NBA game against the Miami Heat in Philadelphia. Jordan and Rutgers hope to put the finishing touches on a contract that will allow him to start the process of healing the Scarlet Knights' basketball program. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File) (The Associated Press)
FILE - This April 12, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia 76ers coach Eddie Jordan reacting to a foul call in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File) (The Associated Press)
NEWARK, N.J. – Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan is returning to New Jersey for what might be a final round of talks with Rutgers about taking over its beleaguered basketball program.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Jordan was going to travel from Los Angeles on Wednesday. He plans to meet with Rutgers officials Thursday in an attempt to reach an agreement on a contract to replace the fired Mike Rice.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak for Jordan, who met with Rutgers interim athletic director Carl Kirschner over the weekend.