NCAA Basketball

George Washington gets Jamion Christian from Siena to coach

WASHINGTON (AP) Jamion Christian has been hired by George Washington as its men's basketball coach after one season at Siena.

Christian's hiring was announced Thursday, less than a week after GW parted ways with Maurice Joseph following three years in the job.

Siena went 17-16 under Christian this season with a game built on pressure defense and 3-point shooting. He took over a team that finished 8-24 in 2017-18 under Jimmy Patsos.

Before that, he took his alma mater, Mount St. Mary's, to a pair of appearances in the NCAA Tournament in six years at the school.

Christian's brother, Jarell, coaches the Washington Wizards' G-League affiliate.

George Washington went 9-24 this season. The Colonials were 44-57 under Joseph, who replaced Mike Lonergan when he was fired after an internal investigation into players' allegations about Lonergan's behavior.

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Updated March 21, 2019

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