View Full Version : Seattle Seahawks fire coach Jim Mora

01-08-2010, 11:50 AM

Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora has been fired, the first coach in team history to be let go after one season, a source said.

Jim Mora


Mora attended a meeting Friday morning with management, at which time he was told Seattle did not win enough games to save his job, the source said. The Seahawks lost their final four games to finish 5-11.

FoxSports.com first reported Mora's ouster.

The Seahawks now have to hire a coach as well as a general manager; Tim Ruskell, who picked Mora to be Holmgren's replacement, resigned during the season. Seattle spoke to Holmgren about the opening but both sides couldn't come to an agreement before the end of the regular season.

The Seahawks plan to begin interviewing general manager candidates next week.

Once Mora was fired, the Seahawks called the Minnesota Vikings to seek permission to interview defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, the source told Clayton. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Frazier declined.

Mora joined the Seahawks in February 2008 on a five-year contract that called for him to transition to head coach once Mike Holmgren retired. Mora was an assistant for the 2008 season, then succeeded Holmgren.

Mora is believed to have about $12 million remaining on the final three years of his contract.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

01-08-2010, 11:54 AM
ESPN says they're looking at Pete Carroll

01-08-2010, 11:55 AM
wow, already?