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New York Giants Name Brian Daboll As New Head Coach

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The New York Giants have a new head coach.

Friday evening, the team announced they have hired current Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as the 20th head coach in franchise history.

This will be Daboll's first head coaching job, but he's been on the shortlist for many teams.

As CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports, over the past five seasons, he's helped turn Josh Allen into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and he'll be tasked with turning around the Giants.

Daboll had his second interview with the team Tuesday and was considered the favorite for the position.

He spent the past four seasons with the Bills and already has a working relationship with the new Giants general manager, Joe Schoen, who was most recently the Bills assistant GM.

Daboll released the following statement --

"It is an honor and a privilege to be named head coach of the New York Giants. Thank you to Joe Schoen for believing in me and to John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for entrusting me with this position. My immediate goal is to assemble a coaching staff – a strong staff that emphasizes teaching and collaboration and making sure our players are put in the position to be their best and, ultimately, to win games. That's why all of us do this. To teach, to be successful, to develop talent, and to win. I have a pretty good idea where our fan base's feelings are right now, and I get it. I promise we will work our tails off to put a team on the field that you will be proud to support and give us the results we all want."

Schoen said in a statement,

"We interviewed several people who are incredible coaches and all of whom are going to enjoy much more success in this league in their current positions and as a head coach. With that said, we – me and ownership – all felt Brian is the right person to serve as our head coach. Over the last four years, I have observed first-hand Brian's strengths as a leader – he is an excellent communicator, intelligent, innovative, and hard working. Brian's genuine and engaging personality is refreshing. He fosters relationships with the players and coaches around him. He is progressive in his vision and values collaboration, two of the attributes we think are essential. I am thrilled to partner with Brian and welcome he and his family to this side of the state."

The hiring comes just about two weeks after the Giants fired previous head coach Joe Judge.

The Giants went 10-23 in the two seasons under Judge and limped home this past season, losing six straight, all by double digits. He was the third straight Giants head coach to last two seasons or less.

Other candidates for the position included former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, defensive coordinators Leslie Frazier of Buffalo, Lou Anarumo of Cincinnati, Dan Quinn of Dallas and the Giants' Patrick Graham.

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