Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan is engaged in serious talks with Rutgers University about becoming the basketball program's next head coach, according to sources.

Rutgers offered Jordan the job after University of Rhode Island coach Danny Hurley turned down an offer from the school earlier this week.

Jordan will meet with Rutgers officials over the weekend to try to finalize an agreement.

The Rutgers program has dealt with a scandal surrounding former coaches physically abusing players in practice.