LaVall Jordan, as a member of Michigan's basketball staff, was a finalist for his dream job as Butler's head coach in 2013. He wasn't selected. But four years later, he finally was hired. Butler announced Jordan as its new coach Monday night, replacing Chris Holtmann, who took the Ohio State job. Jordan returns to his alma mater, the school he helped build into prominence as a player and assistant coach before leaving to gain experience on the bench at Iowa, Michigan and last season as Milwaukee's head coach. "This is a dream come true," Jordan said in the school's release. "Butler is a place that means so much to me and my family, and I am honored and humbled to lead this storied program. I want to thank President (James) Danko and Barry Collier for the faith they have placed in me to continue The Butler Way and our great success." Jordan was hired by and will work for the coach who recruited him 20 years ago, Barry Collier, now Butler's athletic director.
Former U-M assistant LaVall Jordan hired as Butler's basketball coach
Detroit Free Press | Jun 13