Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008
SEATTLE (AP) -- Jim Mora reportedly will be announced today as
the next coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
He has long been assumed to be the successor to Mike Holmgren.
Multiple reports last night said that the Seahawks will
introduce the 46-year-old former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons
as their coach for 2009 and beyond, following Holmgren's final
season in Seattle.
Foxsports.com cited "league sources" in saying Mora will
replace Holmgren. ESPN.com reported the same, adding that Mora has
a new five-year contract with the Seahawks while citing "a source
close to Mora."
The Seahawks confirmed late yesterday they will hold a news
conference at noon local time today. The team would not confirm
what it was about.
A message left late last night with Mora's agent, Bob LaMonte,
was not immediately returned.
Mora took the Falcons to the NFC championship in 2004, his first
season in Atlanta. The Falcons fired him on New Year's Day, 2007.
The Falcons went 26-22 under Mora.
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