FORMER SIXERS coach Eddie Jordan is getting paid $3 million while coaching the freshman team at his old high school.
But don't go calling Archbishop Carroll High in Washington, D.C., to ask if there are any other job openings. The school isn't overpaying Jordan. In fact, he's coaching at his alma mater for free.
The $3 million is the amount remaining on his contract with the Sixers.
Jordan played seven seasons in the NBA, then coached two with the Kings, six with the Wizards and one with the Sixers (2009-10).
He told the Washington Post that he returned to Carroll because he wants to "give back."
"I just felt, to be in a gym and helping kids, I wanted to see what kind of group I will get," Jordan said. "It's my high school. It's Carroll . . . I wanted to give back."
Carroll has to be the only high school in the country that has two former NBA players coaching its boys' basketball teams.
Varsity coach Reggie Williams, a member of Georgetown's 1984 NCAA championship team, played 10 seasons in the NBA.
Besides that, athletic director George Leftwich starred at Villanova in the early '60s and played high school ball at Carroll alongside former Georgetown coach John Thompson.
"[Leftwich] came to me and said Eddie was interested, but I didn't believe it," said Williams. "A couple months passed and he said he was serious about Eddie wanting to get involved. So I got in contact with Eddie and he wanted to do it. I couldn't tell him no."
Jordan said he enjoys working with the kids. So much so that he said he may put his dream of returning to the NBA on hold.
According to the Washington Post, Spurs coach Greg Popovich recently invited Jordan to attend training camp, which begins Friday. Jordan told the newspaper that he's probably not going to go.