Giants to Name Ben McAdoo as New Coach: Sources

The Giants are set to promote Ben McAdoo from offensive coordinator to head coach, NBC 4 New York has learned, more than a week after Tom Coughlin said goodbye to the team. 

The Giants were closing in on a deal with him Wednesday night, NBC 4 New York confirmed. An official announcement was expected Thursday or Friday. 

McAdoo just finished his second season as offensive coordinator for the Giants, where he worked closely with Eli Manning. The quarterback flourished under McAdoo's watch, posting two of his best seasons. 

Previously, he spent eight years as assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers, according to his biography on the Giants website. 

He's also worked with the 49ers and the Saints, arriving to the NFL as a college football coach with stints at Michigan State, Fairfield University, University of Pittspurgh and Stanford. 

McAdoo hails from western Pennsylvania and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

The Giants also interviewed former head coaches Mike Smith and Doug Marrone, as well as current defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, among others. 

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