According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, Butler will hire former Michigan assistant Lavall Jordan as its next men’s basketball coach short of a breakdown in their contract negotiations.
Jordan was a part of the Wolverines’ staff from 2010-16, which included a run to the 2013 national title game against Louisville. He primarily worked with the guards, helping former Michigan stars Trey Burke and Nik Stauskus take the next step to the NBA. He also served as an assistant at Butler (2004-07) and Iowa (2007-10).
He was head coach at Milwaukee in the 2016-17 season, going 11-24. But the Alibson, Mich. native guided the underachieving Panthers to the Horizon League tournament final.
Jordan played at Butler from 1998-2001, averaging 7.8 points per game. During that stretch, the Bulldogs won three conference tournament titles.
He’ll replace Chris Holtmann, who was hired by Ohio State. Holtmann was 70-31 in three seasons as Butler’s coach.