Falcons Announce Raheem Morris Interviews For Coaching Job

Raheem Morris was expected to interview for the Atlanta Falcons’ head-coaching vacancy, and on Friday the Falcons made it official.

Morris has been serving as interim coach since the firing of Dan Quinn after an 0-5 start. Former general manager Thomas Dimitroff was fired the same day, leaving Falcons president Rich McKay in charge of the coaching search, at least for the time being.

“Every single day I communicate to Rich McKay,” Morris said. “Twice a week, you communicate with (Falcons owner) Arthur Blank. All of those things are looked at as interviews. … Everything is going to be an interview, and it always will be, and it always has been. You’ve always got to remember that with everything you’re doing.”

The Falcons have gone 4-6 since Morris took over.

He is only other experience as a head coach came with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-11, when Morris compiled a 17-31 record.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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