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Lavall Jordan set to be named head coach at Butler

14 June, 2017, 06:47 | Author: Abel Ruiz
  • LaVall Jordan during his playing days at Butler

The Butler job opened up last week when Chris Holtmann left to take the head job at Ohio State.

The Bulldogs' former star player, who started his coaching career at his alma mater, was hired Monday as Butler's new head coach.

After Lickliter's departure from Iowa, Jordan accepted an assistant coaching position under John Beilein at MI.

Butler University Athletic Director Barry Collier, who recruited Jordan and coached him for three seasons, announced the hiring in a release Monday night. Then in 2010 he left to be an assistant for John Beilein at the University of MI until last season, when he was the head coach at the University of Milwaukee for a season.

Jordan, 38, is the fourth men's coach in six seasons at Butler, whose previous head coaching replacements were all on the staff when hired. "I want to thank President Danko and Barry Collier for the faith they have placed in me to continue The Butler Way and our great success". Jordan previously interviewed for the job that instead went to Brandon Miller four years ago.

Ostapenko, Halep in Paris final
In the second set, Pliskova was able to break Halep to take a 4-2 lead after each player held serve for the first five games. She certainly seemed more relaxed against second seed Pliskova and used her clay court nous to defeat the big-hitting Czech.

With Jordan, U-M averaged 24 wins per season, including a U-M record-tying 31 during the 2012-13 season.

Butler advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons with Holtmann as the head coach.

Jordan came to Milwaukee after Rob Jeter was relieved from his duties.

Butler has agreed in principle to make LaVall Jordan its new men's basketball coach, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The friends split the regular-season series, with each team winning on the road, and Milwaukee beat Detroit in the Horizon League opener, starting its surprising postseason run.

One of Holtmann's assistants has already accepted a job on the Buckeyes' staff, and it's unclear if Johnson and Pedon will follow Holtmann to Ohio State.

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