Friday, January 27, 2023

Cardinals kick out coach and GM

Tempe, Ariz. ( Associated Press) – The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim after a disappointing season in which they made headlines for poor reasons.

The team punctuated the loss and lost quarterback Kyler Murray to a serious knee injury. He now believes it should be rebuilt.

“The hardest day in the life of football is when you have to be separated from people you respect and whose contributions you appreciate,” Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said Monday.

Kingsbury, 43, who received a contract extension just last year, ends his tenure with a 28-37-1 record in four games, including a 4-13 record last season.

Arizona finished the season suffering seven straight losses. On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers beat them 38-13.

Bidwill said, “I wish I could do better for him because, in terms of effort, he is a man who deserves the result we all hoped for.”

The 50-year-old Keim also got a contract extension last season. He has been with the Cardinals since 1999 and has served as their general manager since 2013. In December, he applied for medical leave, but the team did not specify the reason.

Now Bidwill begins the search for a strategist and general manager. There will be many takers: The Cardinals have their quarterback in the long run and they have the third pick in the upcoming draft.

Bidwill said he would prefer to hire a general manager first and decide who would be the coach later, although the order could be changed. He said he had already interviewed two internal candidates—Adrian Wilson and Quentin Harris—as well as an unnamed external applicant for the general manager position.

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