Giants name Ben McAdoo to replace Coughlin

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo talks to reporters during NFL football minicamp in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach. McAdoo, 38, is being given the job a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons, the person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Ben McAdoo has been named the New York Giants coach.

The Giants confirmed the hiring on Thursday, a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons.

The 38-year-old McAdoo has been the Giants offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He will formally be introduced at a news conference on Friday morning.

McAdoo interviewed with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese a week ago Tuesday. They met again Wednesday, when he also spoke with team chairman Steve Tisch and treasurer Jonathan Tisch.

Mara and Reese interviewed five other candidates before choosing McAdoo, who is now the NFL's second youngest head coach.

McAdoo takes over a team that has missed the playoffs the past four seasons.

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