Washington Commanders fire head coach Rivera after four seasons
By TOI Desk Report January 9, 2024 Update on : January 9, 2024
The Washington Commanders have fired head coach Ron Rivera after the team failed to make the playoffs for a third consecutive season.
Meanwhile, the Commanders ownership has started the process of finding a new coach for the team’s next head of football operations and coach to replace Ron Rivera.
The process could include Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, among many others.
After firing Ron Rivera on Monday, the commanders has already hired two prominent front-office executives to lead the search process for a new coach, report AP and Reuters.
The decision came about Rivera after the Dallas Cowboys thrashed 38-10 the Commanders at home in Sunday’s season finale.
Ron Rivera took part in Washington in 2020 and led the team to the playoffs despite a 7-9 record in his first season. But, the 62-year-old was never able to get Washington back to the postseason after that initial success.
However, he guided the Carolina Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance in the 2015-2016 campaign
Washington Commanders drooped to a 4-13 record this season to finish bottom of the NFC East.
Washington Commanders managing partner Josh Harris said they recognize the results in this season were not good enough and a strategic shift in leadership and approach is necessary.
“There is a lot to do to deliver upon our ultimate goal of becoming an elite franchise and competing for the Super Bowl consistently,” Josh Harris said in a statement announcing Rivera’s dismissal.
He said first, they will have to establish a strong organizational infrastructure led by the best and most talented individuals.”
” Thorough search process, we will find the right candidates to guide this franchise forward,” he added.
The Commanders managing partner has already recruited two –former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and former Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman– to help lead the search for Rivera’s replacement as a new coach.Read more: Washington Commanders fire head coach Rivera after four seasons