AP source: Giants hire Ben McAdoo to replace Coughlin

(AP) - A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach.



McAdoo, 38, is being given the job a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons, the person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the hiring.



The Giants have liked what McAdoo has done with the offense the past two seasons, helping two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning get back on track.



It didn't hurt that Manning voiced support for his coach after the season. This would be McAdoo's first head coaching job.



It is uncertain whether defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who also interviewed for the top job, will stay.


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