Report: Giants Close To Hiring Ben McAdoo as Head Coach

McAdoo has served as the Giants' offensive coordinator the past two seasons

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New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch has said the team wanted to have their coaching search wrapped up by the end of the week, and it looks like they’ll accomplish that goal with a day to spare.

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will be promoted and become the 17th coach in franchise history. The two sides were closing in on a deal as of Wednesday evening.

McAdoo has been the Giants offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Before that, he worked for the Green Bay Packers, first coaching tight ends and then quarterbacks.

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"Excited for Coach McAdoo," Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara texted The Associated Press, via ESPN. "I figured him or Spagz [Steve Spagnuolo] would have been a great pick. I'm sure his players and the fans are all excited."

All told, the Giants interviewed McAdoo, their defensive coordinator Spagnuolo, Bengals defensive coordinator Hue Jackson, Bears offensive coordinator (now Dolphins head coach) Adam Gase, former Falcons head coach Mike Smith, former Bills coach Doug Marrone and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.

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