Eddie Jordan’s Net Worth & Bio – Real Housewives of Potomac


Eddie Jordan, whose real name is Edward Montgomery Jordan, is a former professional basketball player and coach from the United States. In the National Basketball Association, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, and Sacramento Kings (NBA). He was also the head coach at Rutgers University for three seasons, where he played basketball but did not earn a degree.

Eddie Jordan's Net Worth

In 2022, Eddie Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million. His career as a basketball coach is his main source of income. In the 1977 NBA Draft, he was selected 33rd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1977, the New Jersey Nets in 1977, and the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980 and 1983. In 1984, he was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers basketball teams. From 1986 to 1988, Jordan worked as an assistant coach at Boston College. From 1988 to 1991, he worked as an assistant coach at Rutgers, and then with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 until 1988, Jordan served as the Kings’ head coach. From 1999 to 2003, he served as the New Jersey Nets’ assistant coach. From 2003 to 2008, Jordan was the head coach of the Washington Wizards, and from 2009 to 2010, he was the coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2012 to 2013, and he has been the head coach at Rutgers since 2013. Jordan was the head coach of the NBA All-Star Game in 2007, and he won an NBA Championship in 1982.

His wealth is also increasing from his various media appearances, one of which was when he joined his then-wife, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, on Bravo’s hit reality tv show, “The Real Housewives of Potomac.”

Eddie's Early Life

Eddie Jordan is 67 years old. He was born on January 29, 1955 in Washington, D.C., United States. Additional details about his early life, such as the identities of his parents and siblings, have not been released to the public, but we will update this page when additional information becomes available.

Eddie Jordan's Education

From 1973 until 1977, Eddie Jordan attended Rutgers University. He was a physical education student who did not complete his studies. Jordan earned the moniker “Fast Eddie” at Rutgers, where he helped lead the team to the 1976 NCAA Final Four, when he was voted East Regional MVP. He was later awarded honorable mention All-America in his senior season, while establishing Rutgers’ all-time career assists (585) and steals (220).

Eddie Jordan's Ex-Wife and Family Life

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Eddie Jordan and Charrisse Jackson Jordan were married in 1997. They have a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Skylar. The former couple split when the reality star decided to join Bravo’s successful reality series “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” He is also the father of four children outside his marriage: Matthew, Justin, Eddie II, and Paul. The real housewife then, was named President of “Behind the Bench,” a non-profit organization founded by the National Basketball Wives Association to generate finances and exposure for organizations that assist women and children, after she married him.

Jordan was also responsible for bringing his family to Potomac as Charrise shared, “Eddie was contracted as Head Coach of the Washington Wizards in DC. I already had my eyes on Potomac after visiting one of my best friends years prior. My dream came true sooner than anticipated.”

Eddie Jordan's Career

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Based on his Wikipedia profile, Eddie Jordan volunteered as a volunteer assistant at Rutgers University after retiring from the NBA in 1984, working under Tom Young, his former college head coach and future Wizards’ assistant. Jordan returned to Old Dominion University as a part-time assistant coach, then in 1986 he was hired as an assistant coach at Boston College by Jim O’Brien. In 1988, he moved to Rutgers as an assistant coach.

Jordan joined the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach in 1992 and stayed with them for the next five seasons. Jordan was elevated to head coach on March 20, 1997, during the last fifteen games of the 1996–97 regular season, and stayed with the Kings for the 1997–98 season, compiling a 33–64 record. After the 1997–98 season, he was relieved of his duties. On March 17, 1999, he became the coaching staff of the New Jersey Nets, where he spent four seasons as the top assistant. Jordan was a key member of the New Jersey Devils’ 2002 and 2003 championship teams in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. He  was named head coach of the Washington Wizards on June 19, 2003, after signing a four-year deal worth slightly more than $3 million per year with the organization. Jordan’s first season as Washington’s head coach ended with a record of 25–57. He then helped the Wizards improve by 20 games the next season in 2004–05. Only the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns improved on last year’s total victories.

Jordan raised his league record to 103–158 on April 11, 2005, when he won his 100th game as a head coach. He led the Wizards to a 45–37 record in his second season with the club, the team’s best since 1978–79. The squad secured a five seed in the Eastern Conference and its first playoff participation since the 1996–97 season, setting a new record most victories in a season at Verizon Center. The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls, who were seeded fourth, in a four-game series. With four straight victories, the team overcame a 0–2 deficit to win the series. Since 1982, the team had not won a playoff series.

Jordan led the Wizards to their third consecutive playoff appearance in 2006–07, the first time since 1988. He was named Coach of the Month for the month of December after leading Washington to a 12–4 record. He was the first coach from the team since Dick Motta in 1978–79 to coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the NBA All-Star Game on February 18 in Las Vegas. Despite starting the season 0–5, he guided the Wizards to their fourth consecutive playoff spot from 2007 to 2008. For the third year in a row, the Wizards were ousted in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a 1–10 start, he was sacked as head coach of the Washington Wizards on November 24, 2008. He was the longest-tenured coach in the Eastern Conference at the time of his termination, and as their coach, he led the Wizards to four consecutive playoff trips, only advancing once. In the regular season, he had a 197–224 record. In franchise history, the 197 wins rank third all-time. On June 1, 2009, he was presented as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

He was eventually dismissed by the 76ers after one season. Jordan had been one of the top contenders for the head coaching opening at his old university, Rutgers, but had withdrawn out of the competition to pursue a new coaching job in the NBA later that month. Jordan joined the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach in 2012. He was brought in largely to help Princeton head coach Mike Brown set up the attack. Jordan was named head coach at Rutgers on April 18, 2013, after Mike Rice was ousted. He became the 18th head coach of the men’s basketball team on April 23, 2013, by Rutgers.

Jordan ended each of his three seasons as coach of the Scarlet Knights with at least twenty defeats, with the 2015–16 season being the poorest of the three. Rutgers concluded the regular season with twenty-five defeats, sixteen of which were in conference play; a win against Minnesota in the last regular season game kept the Scarlet Knights from going winless in Big Ten play and snapped a 32-game conference losing run. Jordan’s last game came against Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on March 9, 2016, and Rutgers fired him the following day. He finished with a 29–68 overall record and an 8–46 conference record.

Today, Eddie Jordan is still working as a basketball coach, and he is likely looking forward to working with his former team, as well as others.

Real Housewives of Potomac Storyline for Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan joined “The Real Housewives of Potomac” in season 1 in 2016.

During Season 1, his wife, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, said on the Season 1 reunion of The Real Housewives of Potomac that Eddie Jordan, has not talked to her since the episode aired. As the second season progresses, their relationship issues become more prominent. After 20 years of marriage, the couple eventually parted ways in 2017. The RHOP alum spoke with Bravo Insider’s Life After Bravo, which was published during the Season of Getting, about where she and her ex-husband, with whom she has two children, are now. In her interview, she remarked, “Unfortunately, I don’t think he likes me very much. We don’t talk,” adding, “I haven’t talked to him in years. We don’t talk, and it’s sad ’cause I’d rather us be friends, cordial friends, and just get along.”

Eddie Jordan's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height 6 ft 1 in
1.85 m
Weight 170 pounds
77 kg
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Body Type Fit
Sexual Orientation Straight

Facts About Eddie Jordan

Nationality American
Estimate Net Worth $8 million
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Birthplace Washington, D.C.
Birthday January 29, 1955

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