The Washington Commanders have fired head coach Ron Rivera and have also hired two high-ranking executives — former Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers and former Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman — to assist their ownership group with searches for a new head of football operations and head coach.
The Commanders current front office, including general manager Martin Mayhew and Executive VP of Football/Player Personnel Marty Hurney, will remain on staff until the end of the search process.
“This is a crucial offseason for us, and we won’t shy away from the work needed to get back to a place where we can deliver a winning culture top to bottom,” Commanders majority owner Josh Harris said in a statement shared with the public. “…I’ve known Bob a long time and watched him construct four championship teams and a highly successful organization in Golden State…He is innovative, thoughtful, well-connected across sports, and understands what it takes to solidify and sustain championship infrastructure. I think he’s going to be incredibly additive.”
“I have been fortunate to know Josh Harris for many years, and his commitment to building championship-caliber teams is what drew me here,” Myers said in a statement. “In my experience, championship infrastructure begins with a strong ownership group that prioritizes culture and invests in attracting the industry’s most talented and innovative leaders…This is the type of opportunity that really inspires me, and I look forward to contributing to the next chapter of this storied franchise.”
So, in closing, today we’ve learned that the Commanders’ search committee for a new head coach & head of football operations will include managing partner Josh Harris; limited partners Mitch Rales, Magic Johnson, and David Blitzer; as well as former Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, and former Vikings GM Rick Spielman.
Josh Harris will formally address the media at 1pm today.
Washington finished the season losing eight straight games to finish 4-13, and in position to pick second in April’s NFL Draft.