Milwaukee Panthers logoAccording to multiple reports, UW-Milwaukee has reached an agreement with Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan to become the school’s next head men’s basketball coach.  Jordan has spent the last six seasons on Michigan’s bench and three years before that at Iowa.

Jordan replaces Rob Jeter, who was fired in March after eleven years at the helm of the Panther basketball program.

That firing has led to much criticism of Panther athletic director Amanda Braun after she denied the Panthers an opportunity to participate in several second-tier postseason tournaments despite a 20-win season and an offer from a booster to pick up all of the costs.  Braun then fired Jeter and fans and Panther players made their disappointment known.

Four of those players, Austin Arians, Cody Wichmann, Akeem Springs and Jordan Johnson have been granted their releases and are considering transferring.  However, a condition of their release is they must meet with Jordan before leaving.

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