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Search firm won’t be used by Lions in new coach, GM search

While speculation initially abounded once the announcement of the firings of GM Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia were announced as to whether they’d be using a search firm to aid in finding their replacements, a decision has come through.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Lions will not be employing the services of a search firm:

“Speaking of coaching searches, one note: While the #Texans will use a search firm for their coaching/GM search, the #Falcons and the #Lions won’t use a search firm to lead their respective searches,” he wrote on Twitter.

During her press conference announcing the firings, team owner Sheila Ford Hamp hinted at the possibility of using a firm:

“We talked about that,” Ford Hamp said. “We probably will. We’re going to be talking to a lot of people and using a lot of resources simultaneously. We’re not going to just rely on one avenue. There’s going to be several things we’re doing.”

Of course, a search firm was employed in 2015, which resulted in Bob Quinn heading to the Motor City.

– – Quotes via Will Burchfield of Radio.com Link – –

Written by Michael Whitaker

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