Jordan vows to restore integrity to Rutgers hoops

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“I don’t know if this is rock bottom,” Jordan said. “I think the basketball program has taken a real big hit and understandably and unfortunately, it is the centerpiece that puts Rutgers on the map,” he said. “The normal average citizen says look what happened at Rutgers, not just the basketball team. I think to restore integrity can we win games, yes. As we move forward in the season, are we smiling, are we happy, are we hugging each other. If people see that they can say they are going in the right direction.”

Joe Boylan, who was an assistant coach at Rutgers when Jordan played, could not have been happier with the hiring.

“The times and the person have met in a historical sense,” Boylan said, “When we look back on this day I feel we’ll say this is when it all started again to be good for Rutgers.”

Sellers said Jordan is the right person at the right time.

“He has his work cut out for him, no jokes aside,” Sellers said. “I like that he is reaching out to the players. You don’t want them to get away. I know guys are a little discouraged and confused about what is going on, but I hope that they give Eddie a chance.

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