Today, the Siena Administrative Staff will announce that their new Men’s Basketball head coach will be Mitch Buonaguro. Siena will hold a press conference on campus at 2:30 pm to introduce him. It will be broadcast live on 1300 AM, and on SienaAllAccess.com.
I think the administration can’t really go wrong by ‘keeping it in the family’. Fran McCaffery is so well respected around the capital region, once it leaked that he had endorsed Buonaguro, it would have been hard to make another hire.
A person close to the situation has told me that Mitch didn’t really want to leave– his son is a graduating senior at Siena, he recently purchased a home in the Saratoga region, and his family likes this area. I know we heard similar things from Fran, but you had to know in the back of your mind that Fran was a young rising star who was going to take his ticket out when he could. Coach Buonaguro has had a lot of coaching experience, and has even stepped in as the head coach during scrimmages from time to time. I get a different feeling from Buonaguro, let’s hope he’s here to stay.