LaVall Jordan hired as Milwaukee Panthers head coach

Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan has been tabbed as the new head coach of the Milwaukee Panthers.

Per a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan has been tabbed as the new head coach of the Milwaukee Panthers.

Jordan had been an assistant on Michigan’s coaching staff since 2010. He previously had assistant coaching gigs at Butler (2003-07) and Iowa (2007-10) before joining the staff in Ann Arbor. An Albion, Michigan native, Jordan played his college basketball at Butler.

He was responsible for coaching the guards at Michigan and helped develop numerous pros in the backcourt including Darius Morris, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert. Jordan was credited for much of Michigan’s shift to the pick-and-roll offense and was also a primary recruiter in the Indiana, Illinois and Milwaukee areas.

Jordan’s departure will be the first change in Michigan’s assistant coaching staff since the Wolverines replaced all three assistants before the 2010-11 season.

Oakland assistant coach Saddi Washington was considered a finalist for Michigan’s assistant coaching vacancies in 2010 and could be a candidate once again. Other current coaches with Michigan ties include Patrick Beilein (head coach at Le Moyne), CJ Lee (assistant coach at Marist) and Chris Hunter (Michigan’s Director of Player Personnel) among others.

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