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May 8, 2009
Kings: Jordan to be interviewed next week

A late-night post on the Kings' own blog reveals tonight that Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie intends to interview Eddie Jordan for their coaching vacancy next week (no date scheduled).

The word comes from Troy Hanson, the team's VP of media relations who is sharing insights and updates in his new forum. It should shock no one that Jordan is first on the list, just as I continue to be told that it should shock no one if this search winds up looking like a whole lot of dust that settles and finds Jordan all alone at the end as well.

Jordan, who was the Kings coach from late in the 1996-97 season until he was fired after the 1997-98, was Washington's head coach from 2003 until he was fired after the Wizards' 1-10 start last season. He has long been seen as a frontrunner, largely because of the element of familiarity on almost every level. There's his proficiency with the very Princeton offense that Petrie holds so dear, not to mention the well-known fact that Petrie never approved of the way in which Jordan's tenure in Sacramento ended. The decision to fire him was that of former owner Jim Thomas. - Sam Amick

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