After losing its coach to Ohio State, Butler quickly hires Milwaukee's LaVall Jordan

Milwaukee's LaVall Jordan has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Butler, a source told CBS Sports on Monday afternoon.

Butler confirmed the news Monday night.

"LaVall is a tremendous coach who exemplifies 'The Butler Way,' " Butler athletic director Barry Collier said. "He has played a major role in successful programs that have competed at the highest levels. LaVall also has a deep appreciation for our university and this program, and will recruit and develop young men who will represent Butler well."

Jordan is a Butler graduate and former Bulldogs player who has spent only one season as a head coach -- specifically this past season, when his Panthers finished 11-24 overall, 4-14 in the Horizon. Regardless, he was quickly identified as the leading candidate to replace Chris Holtmann at Butler because of his ties to the school and athletic director Barry Collier.

Holtmann left Butler last week to coach Ohio State.

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