Siena College Misses Mike Deane

Mike Deane was arguably the greatest coach in Siena College basketball history.  The way Siena has been struggling this year (2012-2013), they certainly could use some of Deane’s basketball expertise and motivational techniques.  Deane was named the Siena head coach in 1986, and he produced many firsts in Siena basketball history.  They were:  An NCAA Tournament invitation, and an 80-78 NCAA Tournament win over Stanford;  25 wins in a season, which was the most by a Siena Division I team;  An NIT bid;  They won two regular season conference titles (1988 and 1989), and one conference post-season championship (1989).

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