Jimmy Patsos fired by Siena after allegations of abuse, improper use of per diem funds

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Jimmy Patsos four-year run as the head coach of Siena has come to a close.

On Friday afternoon, the Saints announced that they had come to an agreement where Jimmy Patsos would resign as head coach as the school bought out the final three years of his contract.

Siena went 8-24 this season, which tied for the most losses in program history, but it was not the issues on the court that got Patsos fired.

Patsos was under investigation for verbally abusing a student manager with OCD — a formal complaint was reportedly filed in February of this year — and a report from the Albany Times-Union alleged that Patsos withheld per diem payments from members of the program and, during a film session, shoved a player out of their chair.

Patsos has always been known for his fiery demeanor and somewhat quirky ways. He went and say in the stands after receiving a technical foul in a game in 2008 and, when he was the head coach at Loyola-Maryland, once played a triangle-and-2 defense on Davidson’s Stephen Curry, holding Steph scoreless in a game his team lost by 30.