Texans Want to Hire GM Before Coach, But Interview Marvin Lewis and Jim Caldwell Anyway

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The Houston Texans have both eyes firmly planted on next season, and they know they need to start with building a front office.

And according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, hiring a general manager is their first goal.

They have been looking for one since firing Bill O’Brien after four games. O’Brien, of course, had been serving in the dual role of GM and coach. So when the Texans gave him the old heave-ho, they effectively lost two guys at once.

Anyway, so far the Texans have reportedly interviewed ESPN analyst Louis Riddick and current Texans director of player personnel Matt Bazirgan for the GM post, with more candidates on the way.

As an interesting aside, they have also interviewed former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell. So maybe those two will get another chance once a GM is hired. Or maybe the new GM won’t have any interest. It does make you wonder why the Texans even called anyone, given their game plan.

But it’s just be that kind of year in Houston — confusion, poor play, questionable decisions from up top. It’s no wonder they’re just focused on next year.

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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