Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan (born January 29, 1955)

Teams coached: Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers record: 29-68 (.299)
Overall record^: 29-68 (.299)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2018 Charlotte Hornets (asst)
2013-2016 Rutgers
2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers (asst)
2009-2010 Philadelphia 76ers
2003-2008 Washington Wizards
1999-2003 New Jersey Nets (asst)
1997-1998 Sacramento Kings
1992-1997 Sacramento Kings (asst)
1988-1991 Rutgers (asst)
1986-1988 Boston College (asst)

Eddie Jordan Facts

  • Edward Montgomery Jordan
  • Born January 29, 1955
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Alma Mater: Rutgers University (2015)
  • As a player at Rutgers, helped lead the Scarlet Knights to the 1976 NCAA Final Four
    • Inducted into the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame in 1980
    • Drafted in the second round (33rd overall) of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers
    • Played in the NBA for the Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers
    • Won an NBA Championship in 1982 as a member of the Lakers
  • After a couple college assistant gigs, Jordan spent the better part of 21 seasons as an NBA coach
    • Was head coach of the Sacramento Kings (1997-98), Washington Wizards (2003-08) & Philadelphia 76ers (2009-10)
  • Returned to alma mater Rutgers as head coach in April 2013
    • Went 29-68 in three seasons at Rutgers, including the program’s first two years as a member of the Big Ten Conference
    • Fired in March 2016 after the Scarlet Knights completed the 2015-16 season at 7-25 (1-17)
  • Hired by Steve Clifford as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets in 2017
  • Has three sons, and along with his wife, Charrisse, has one son and one daughter

Eddie Jordan Coaching Tree

  • Dee Brown (Roosevelt)
  • David Cox (Rhode Island)
  • Willie Green (New Orleans Pelicans)
  • Aaron McKie (Temple)
  • Stephen Silas (Houston Rockets)
  • Jerry Stackhouse (Vanderbilt, Raptors 905)
  • Wes Unseld Jr. (Washington Wizards)


^ overall record only includes seasons as a collegiate head coach