January 12, 1992 |
Mike Holmgren, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, became coach of the Green Bay Packers Saturday. Holmgren, 43, signed a five-year, $2.5-million contract. Holmgren was still under contract to the 49ers, who will receive a second-round draft choice as compensation. The Associated Press reported that the 49ers simply will keep the 1992 second-round pick promised to the Packers in a trade for linebacker Tim Harris.
December 28, 1991 |
The name is Shula, as in coaching dean Don Shula. Now it also means the youngest coach in the NFL and sets the stage for the NFL's first father-son matchup the next time the Cincinnati Bengals play the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals on Friday chose David Shula as their new coach, making Don Shula's 32-year-old son the youngest coach in league history. Shula succeeds Sam Wyche, whose eight-year tenure ended Tuesday.
March 31, 1999 |
Coach Steve Lavin and UCLA reached an agreement on a new contract, the same day the school also announced an impending new deal for its women's coach, Kathy Olivier. Lavin got a six-year package with a rollover clause and an annual base salary of $578,000. The rollover clause means he will always have a six-year contract, which provides long-term financial security for Lavin and the chance for him to use that stability as a tool in recruiting.
March 30, 1999 |
UCLA and Coach Steve Lavin continue to work toward a new long-term contract, with the possibility that the deal could be completed this week. They are believed to be discussing a package that will be for five or six years and will include the prized rollover clause, meaning Lavin would always have that much time left on the contract, providing not only job security but also a sense of stability to show during recruiting.
June 13, 2001 |
Coach Andy Murray, who led the Kings to consecutive 90-point seasons for the first time in the franchise's history, signed a two-season contract extension that will keep him behind the bench until 2003-04. Murray and General Manager Dave Taylor discussed an extension in January, agreeing to delay a formal agreement until season's end. Assistant coaches Ray Bennett, Mark Hardy and Dave Tippett also are expected to sign extensions soon.
June 21, 2001 |
Guy Charron is not leaving the Mighty Ducks after all. More than two months after he was not retained as the team's coach, Charron decided to accept new Coach Bryan Murray's offer to become an assistant. "I talked to him three or four times," Murray said Wednesday of Charron. "No question, the first time I talked to him he sounded frustrated about what happened to him. We talked some more and I think he understands now that he'll be important to the team.