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Siena tabs longtime Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara as coach



Gerry McNamara has signed a deal to take over as the men's basketball coach at Siena, deciding to leave Syracuse after two decades as a standout player and assistant before eventually ascending to associate head coach for the Orange.

McNamara's signing was announced by Siena on Friday and makes him a collegiate head coach for the first time. He replaces Siena alum Carmen Maciariello, who was fired after going 68-72 in five seasons at the school, including a 4-28 mark this season.

McNamara has been on the Syracuse staff since 2009, first as a graduate assistant then more than a decade as an assistant under Jim Boeheim.