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Steve Masiello on unpaid leave until he gets degree

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Manhattan coach Steve Masiello in March 2014. (AP file photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Manhattan coach Steve Masiello in March 2014. (AP file photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Masiello will be reinstated as the head coach at Manhattan College as soon as he receives his degree from the University of Kentucky.

The school announced Monday that Masiello will be on unpaid leave until he gets the degree. During his absence, associate head coach Matt Grady will lead the program.

Masiello, who has a 61-39 career record at Manhattan, led the Jaspers to a 28-5 record this season and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament title. The Jaspers lost 71-64 to Louisville in the NCAA tournament.

Within four days of the loss to his former college coach and boss, Rick Pitino, Masiello agreed to become coach at South Florida. Then it came to light Masiello didn't get a degree from Kentucky and the job offer was rescinded.

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