Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who claimed his 1,000th victory earlier this season, is struggling out of exhaustion for the remainder of the regular season. The announcement of Sunday's Big Ten school was made three days after the 70 Hall of Famer missed a game in Michigan.
Rutgers said Stringer is expected to return to the postseason. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 10-5) were added to the leaderboard earlier this month and are expected to form the NCAA tournament.
Deputy coach Tim Eatman will act as assistant coach during the Big Ten tournament.
I can imagine that this was not an easy decision, but in consultation with my doctors, it's in my best interest to spend time getting better before returning to the daily routine of coaching, "Stringer said in a statement 1
Eatman served after illness and death For three years as deputy head coach of Stringers mother, Thelma Stoner, in 2016.
Rutgers has three games in the regular season, starting with a home game against Wisconsin on Monday.