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Sunday, March 28, 2010

McCaffery to Iowa; Who should replace him at Siena?

Pete Iorizzo reports today that Fran McCaffery has accepted an offer to coach at Iowa. McCaffery was reportedly the leading candidate for the job at Seton Hall, and was also drawing interest from St. John's.

Instead, he'll head to Iowa City, where he'll try to rebuild a proud but dormant program. The Hawkeyes fired Todd Likliter after three straight losing seasons.

Pete reports that McCaffery will be introduced at a news conference tomorrow.

Siena has signed letters of intent from two highly regarded high school seniors forwards -- Melsahn Basabe and Trenity Burdine -- but both can be released from their letters.

With Ryan Rossiter and Clarence Jackson back and the MAAC's best freshmen class coming in, I thought the Saints would be a top-tier team in 2010-11. This has the potential to change that, though it's possible McCaffery's successor could keep the recruiting class intact.

So here's the question, Siena fans: Who would you like to see as McCaffery's replacement?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Welsh, Donohue and Mike Rice will all have their names in the mix. Donohue and Rice would get significant pay increases. Welsh wants back in and has made it known Siena would be a long-term gig for him. Burdine is locked and loaded at Siena - the kid loves Siena. Basabe is a concern - he plays at a big time prep program and there is a good chance he will ask out of his LoI.

March 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soup as head coach, saintly to run the offense as nobody is more offensive, MTS as recruiting love letter author and Siena tony as compliance coordinator

March 28, 2010 at 4:20 PM 

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