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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee introduced their new head coach at a news conference on Friday afternoon.

The new face of Panthers basketball is former Michigan, Iowa and Butler assistant coach LaVall Jordan.  The 36-year-old Jordan replaces Rob Jeter who was fired back in March after 11 seasons at the school.

Jordan discussed his vision for the program moving forward and was asked about the future of those players that had asked for and been given their release, with a condition that they meet with Jordan first.

Two of those players, Jordan Johnson and Cody Wichmann, were in attendance, along with several other of their teammates.

AUDIO: LaVall Jordan on discussions with current players :19

AUDIO: LaVall Jordan asked how he will convince players to stay :24

Jordan was initially interviewed at the Final Four in Houston.  He then met again with UWM Chancellor Mark Mone, athletic director Amanda Braun and the search committee.

Jordan made $230,000 as an assistant at Michigan last season.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Jordan will receive a salary of $350,000 at Milwaukee.

Jordan said he hopes to have at least two staff members on board by Monday, helping him with the transition.



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