Biggs: Seahawks CEO apologizes to Mora
Jim Mora was stunned when he learned last week that he was being fired after one season as coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
Mora held his final press conference in Seattle, under the pretense he was returning in 2010, a day after the team had interviewed Pete Carroll for the job the first time, reports Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
Forty-eight hours later, Mora was gone.O’Neil reports that Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke has spoken to Mora since and apologized for the timeline of events. Mora leaves with $12 million remaining on his contract, money the club must pay him.
“While I apologized, it was also just one of those difficult awkward moments you find yourself in," Leiweke said. "Jim knew we were going to go have substantive discussions last week. We didn't know where those were going to come out.
"None of this was preordained. It was a fluid situation. The only thing preordained is we had to fix things here because what took place the last two years, to win nine games — and with all due respect, four of those to the St. Louis Rams — is simply not sustainable."
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