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Report: Siena hires Pastos as coach

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A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Siena has hired Jimmy Patsos as its basketball coach, replacing Mitch Buonaguro.

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school is not announcing Patsos' hiring until Wednesday afternoon.

Patsos went 145-135 in nine seasons at Loyola (Md.), including an 11-9 mark against Siena. The schools have been rivals in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, though Loyola is leaving for the Patriot League this fall.

Buonaguro went 35-59 in three seasons with the Saints.

Patsos led Loyola to the NCAA Tournament in 2012, and his stint with the Greyhounds may be best remembered for his decision to double-team Stephen Curry for the entire game against Davidson in 2008. Curry was held scoreless, but Loyola lost 78-48.

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