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Report: Butler hires LaVall Jordan as head coach

Bulldog fans are undoubtedly familiar with Jordan’s name.

NCAA Basketball: Horizon League Conference Tournament-Milwaukee vs Northern Kentucky Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that was fast.

Just days after Chris Holtmann left Butler for Ohio State, the Bulldogs have hired Milwaukee Panthers coach LaVall Jordan.

David Woods had the news first.

Jordan played for the Bulldogs from 1997-2001 and made the postseason in all four seasons, with three NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT appearance. After his playing career ended, Jordan was named an assistant coach on Todd Lickliter’s staff. Jordan then followed Lickliter to Iowa, where both remained until 2010.

After Lickliter’s departure from Iowa, Jordan accepted an assistant coaching position under John Beilein at Michigan. Jordan remained at Michigan until last offseason, when the Milwaukee Panthers named him head coach.

In Jordan’s one season at Milwaukee, he went 11-24. However, the Panthers made a run to the championship game of the Horizon League tournament before falling to Northern Kentucky.