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Former Syracuse Star Gerry McNamara Reportedly "In The Mix" For Siena Job

General view of court at Carrier Dome.

SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 8: General view of Syracuse Orange basketball game against Cornell Big Red on November 8, 2013 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

According to a report from ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara is "in the mix" to become the next head coach at Siena. Jimmy Patsos, who coached the Saints the past five years, resigned earlier in the day after a scandal involving the alleged verbal abuse of a student manager with a mental disorder.

Patsos, in five years, led the Saints to a 77-92 mark and two appearances in the CBI. His teams never reached either the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.

McNamara, meanwhile, played at Syracuse from 2002-2006 and helped lead the Orange to their only national title in school history. After a brief career in Europe, he returned to SU to serve as a grad assistant under head coach Jim Boeheim. In 2011, he was promoted to an assistant coach role.

McNamara has not been a head coach at any level just yet. Some believed he'd wait for the Syracuse job to open up - but if he takes the Siena job, that clearly won't be the case.

Goodman reports that Patrick Beilein is the front-runner for the job, with McNamara "in the mix" - as stated earlier.

There's currently no timetable for Siena to make its decision. McNamara has not issued any kind of statement on the matter.