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Hornets reportedly hiring Eddie Jordan as assistant coach

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Eddie Jordan was a head coach for the Kings, Wizards, and 76ers.

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The Charlotte Hornets are hiring former NBA head coach Eddie Jordan to be an assistant, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. He replaces Bob Weiss, who joined the Denver Nuggets staff as an assistant coach this summer.

Jordan’s coaching experience is extensive. He was head coach for the Sacramento Kings from 1996-98, Washington Wizards from 2003-08, and the 76ers from 2009-10. His career record as a head coach is 257-343.

Following his stint with the Sixers, he served as assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers for a season before becoming head coach of Rutgers University men’s basketball. In three seasons, he finished with a record of 29-68.

In between his head coaching stints, he worked as an assistant with the Kings and Brooklyn Nets (then the New Jersey Nets).

As alluded after Weiss left the team, Steve Clifford wanted to fill the vacancy with a veteran coach with head coaching experience. With roughly 30 years of coaching experience, and more head coaching experience than Clifford, he checks the boxes.

Jordan’s head coaching career wasn’t successful overall, but he did make the playoffs four times with the Wizards during the Gilbert Arenas era. Given his wealth of coaching experience, and a seven year NBA playing career, he appears to be a strong candidate to fill the role left by Weiss.