Sports team management changes

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Minneapolis. The Cleveland Browns are hiring Stefanski as their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Stefanski agreed to accept the position Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, a day after Minnesota was beaten by San Francisco in the NFC playoffs, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the decision. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
January 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are hiring Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Stefanski agreed to accept the position Sunday, a day after Minnesota was beaten by San Francisco in the NFC playoffs,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Washington State head coach Mike Leach watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, in Houston. Two people with knowledge of the decision says Mississippi State has hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, because the school has not yet officially announced the move. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, who was fired last week after two seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
January 09, 2020 - 4:15 pm
The pirate is heading to Starkvegas. Mississippi State hired Washington State's Mike Leach as its new head coach Thursday, bringing one of the nation's quirkiest and most successful coaches from the Pac-12 to the Southeastern Conference. Leach will replace Joe Moorhead, fired last week after two...
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Carolina Panthers NFL football team new head coach Matt Rhule talks to the media during a news conference at the teams practice facility, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
January 08, 2020 - 5:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One of the biggest decisions new Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule will have to make is choosing a quarterback — a move that could determine the direction of his tenure with the club and the franchise's future for years to come. Rhule said Wednesday he spoke to Cam Newton...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who had a five-season run as Detroit's coach, is interviewing Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, with the Cleveland Browns. Schwartz is the sixth candidate to meet with the Browns, who are once again looking for a coach after another disappointing, losing season.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:36 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Schwartz began his NFL career as a gofer with the Browns. If he comes back, he can boss people around. The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator, who started out as a scout and errand runner under coach Bill Belichick in Cleveland, interviewed Wednesday to be the Browns'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule stands on the field prior to an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Waco, Texas. A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the deal is not done. The Panthers have not spoken publicly about the coaching search. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
January 07, 2020 - 11:43 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers are completing a contract to hire Baylor's Matt Rhule as their coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal is not done. The Panthers have not spoken...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 8:36 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division...
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January 06, 2020 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Lynx assistant coach Walt Hopkins will be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because no official announcement has been made. The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Cleveland Browns didn't even talk to Mike McCarthy on their last coaching search. He was at the top of their list this time around. The former Green Bay coach is meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam as Cleveland begins its latest quest to find the right coach after so many failed attempts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 04, 2020 - 4:46 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are talking to former head coaches Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis in the surest sign so far that they are moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl and went to three other NFC championship games with Green Bay, was to interview Saturday,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy gestures during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, in Kansas City, Mo. The Browns are interviewing Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy Friday, Jan. 3, 2010, in Kansas City for their head coaching vacancy, the club announced.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
January 04, 2020 - 1:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ. (AP) — The New York Giants resumed their fast-paced coaching search Saturday, interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. He is the third candidate the team has spoken with in the past three days. After firing coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, the Giants met...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Cleveland Browns didn't even talk to Mike McCarthy on their last coaching search. He was at the top of their list this time around. The former Green Bay coach is meeting Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam as Cleveland begins its latest quest to find the right coach after so many failed attempts. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 03, 2020 - 5:05 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and led them to nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, has interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Giants. The 56-year-old McCarthy met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave...
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