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Sports log: Rutgers reportedly wants Lakers’ Eddie Jordan


Rutgers has zeroed in on Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as a replacement for fired men’s coach Mike Rice, according to media reports. A source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN that Jordan, a former Rutgers standout, will meet with school officials this weekend with the intent to finalize a deal . . . Texas guard Myck Kabongo is skipping his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft . . . San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin will forgo his senior year to enter the NBA draft . . . North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston says he'll return for his junior year instead of entering the NBA draft . . . Indiana guard Remy Abell will transfer so he can find more playing time. In two seasons in Bloomington, the Louisville native averaged 3.5 points and 10.7 minutes. He’s the third underclassmen to leave the program this week as junior guard Victor Oladipo and sophomore center Cody Zeller announced they were leaving early for the NBA draft . . . Mississippi men’s coach Andy Kennedy signed an extension through 2017 that will pay him a base salary of $1.8 million . . . G.G. Smith, son of longtime college coach Tubby Smith, was promoted to head coach at Loyola (Md.) University after a six-year run as an assistant at the school . . . Saint Louis named Jim Crews men’s coach, removing his interim tag and making him the official replacement for Rick Majerus, who died in December . . . Sheryl Swoopes, one of the top players in women’s history, is the new coach at Loyola of Chicago.

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