New coach has big plans for Manhattan

White Plains native Steve Masiello says Jaspers will become best program in NYC

Updated: April 14, 2011, 12:16 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The newest college basketball coach in the metropolitan area made a bold statement Wednesday afternoon at his introductory news conference.

"As far as Manhattan basketball [is concerned], everybody better watch out," said Steve Masiello, the new head man at Manhattan College. "Because we are going to create a new brand, and it's gonna be the best in the city. And we are gonna take New York back over and be where we belong."

That wasn't the only bold prediction ...

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