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Report: Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan fills out coaching staff

Eddie Jordan

New Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan speaks during an NCAA college basketball news conference, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers turned to Jordan, who played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77 and was a member of Rutgers’ Final Four team in 1976, for the position as it seeks to move forward from a scandal that forced the firing of coach Mike Rice and the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


With the decision to keep assistants David Cox and Van Macon on board due in large part to their ability to recruit the Washington, D.C. and New York areas respectively, new Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan has one assistant position left to fill.

According to multiple reports Jordan has found his man, as former Los Angeles Lakers staff member Kyle Triggs will make the move to the college ranks.

Triggs was the assistant to the head coach the last two seasons in L.A., originally being hired by Mike Brown and remaining on board after Brown was fired by the organization five games into the 2012-13 season.

Triggs does have experience at the collegiate level, as he served as a manager at West Virginia for four years and then moved into a graduate assistant position under head coach Bob Huggins.

“I learned so much,” Triggs told the Journal-News of West Virginia in 2008 about his time with the Mountaineer program under head coach Bob Huggins. “I learned how to run a program, how to recruit. The main thing I learned from him was how to be successful, and that’s having to outwork everybody. He outworks every coach he goes up against and that’s one of the things I found out right away.”

Prior to joining the Lakers, Triggs served as an assistant coach at Division II Walsh College in Ohio.

Having two assistants in Cox and Macon who have plenty of experience at the college level should help Triggs as he adjusts to life as a Division I assistant coach.

Raphielle can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej.