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Syracuse reportedly hires former Dayton coach Allen Griffin to replace Mike Hopkins

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Jim Boeheim reportedly will be joined on the sidelines by former Dayton assistant and former SU point guard Allen Griffin.

Syracuse has reportedly hired Allen Griffin as an assistant coach to replace Mike Hopkins, CBS Sports reported Sunday afternoon.

Griffin, who served as an assistant coach at Dayton for five seasons, played for Jim Boeheim from 1997-2001. Griffin averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists per game in his senior season as a captain and starting point guard for the Orange.

Griffin played professionally until 2003, when he returned to SU as an administrative assistant to Boeheim. In 2005, Griffin took his first coaching job as an assistant at St. Francis (New York College). He also coached at Providence and Hofstra before moving to Dayton’s staff.

Prior to the 2011 season, it came down to Griffin and Adrian Autry Sr. for a spot as an assistant coach on Syracuse’s staff. Now, both will coach together.

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