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The Times Union reports that Siena College has hired Jamion Christian as its new men’s basketball coach. 

Christian comes from Mount St. Mary’s University where he has been head coach since 2012.  He has a 101-95 record at the university, including a 67-39 record in Northeast Conference play. He guided the Mountaineers to 2 NEC titles and the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2017.

Christian replaces Jimmy Patsos, who resigned on April 13 following a college investigation into alleged verbal and physical abuse of team members.  There are also allegations that Patsos improperly handled player per diem money.

The Loudonville, N.Y. college is coming off of its worst seasons in program history with a record of 8-24, and many players have already been granted transfer releases.

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Under investigation for alleged mistreatment of a student manager, Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday after five seasons with the Saints. Patsos had three more years and over $1 million remaining on his contract. 

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Under investigation into alleged mistreatment of a student manager, Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos has resigned after five seasons. Patsos, who had a losing record at the Loudonville, New York college, had three more years and more than $1 million remaining on his contract. Patsos denied the charges at a recent press conference held at his lawyer’s office. The college is mounting a search for a new coach.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about an arts Regents credit for high school students.  They also discuss embattled Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.

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Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos is denying allegations of verbally abusing a team manager.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Apr 3, 2013
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In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 last night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 points for New York.

Elsewhere, the Lakers beat Dallas 101-81 and Washington topped Chicago 90-86.

In the women’s NCAA tournament, Louisville claimed another big upset, beating second-seeded Tennessee 86-78 and earning a trip to the Final Four.