Report: SU hires former star Allen Griffin as assistant coach

Allen Griffin, as a Syracuse Basketball player

Update: I'm told by a source that the deal isn't final just yet (as of 4:30 p.m., Sunday). It's close, and both sides are working hard to get the deal done.

Syracuse NY-- Two weeks ago today, Mike Hopkins announced he would be leaving Syracuse for Washington.

Today, it appears the Orange has filled out the staff.

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reports that the Orange will hire Allen Griffin as its new assistant coach.

Griffin played for the Orange from 1997-2001, a gritty point guard that is close friends with Adrian Autry.

Griffin has been an assistant coach at Dayton for the past five years, coaching against the Orange in the 2014 and 2016 NCAA Tournaments.

The timing, seems like it'd be perfect, with Dayton's Archie Miller taking the Indiana job and Syracuse having a rare opening.

Griffin was a captain for SU in his senior year of 2001, helping SU to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament averaging nearly 11 points per game.

Watch: Our report from 2014 when Griffin and Dayton were preparing to play the Orange:

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