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|Iowa Lures McCaffery Away from Siena
|IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa has convinced Fran McCaffery to leave Siena to become the Hawkeyes' new coach.
McCaffery went 112-51 in five seasons at Siena, leading the Saints to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Siena lost to Purdue in the first round this year and finished with a 27-7 record.
The 50-year old McCaffery replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired after Iowa went 10-22 this year.
Iowa announced the hiring in a release Sunday and said it would hold a press conference Monday morning.
The Times Union of Albany was the first to report to move.
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