By: Toran Cook
April 3, the Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired due to physical and verbal harassment against his players. Mike Rice began coaching for Rutgers in 2010, and after just three short seasons, he is out of there.
Mike Rice was caught on video calling his players, “fairies, explicit term for gays and using the f word a lot” according to the graduate assistant coach. More of the video sessions recorded during practice showed Rice heaving basketballs at his players, and physically pushing or slapping them.
In December of 2012, Rice was suspended by the Athletic Director for three games for the unethical conduct, yet the president of Rutgers University was not made aware of this problem until April of 2013, after the graduate assistant coach to Rice turned in the practice video.
Eddie Jordan was hired and now coaches the Rutgers Scarlet Knights basketball team. He used to be a basketball player for the university, which probably accounts for why they picked him. He also is experienced, he was most recently known as the used to be assistant coach to the Los Angeles Lakers as well as head coaches of the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards. He will be paid a guaranteed $6.25 million over five years. Let’s just hope under this new head coach there are more knights, than there are fights.