Sports team management changes

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018 file photo Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury walks off the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Texas in Lubbock, Texas. The Arizona Cardinals have hired Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 after a long interview earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, file)
January 08, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in the day, saying...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) talks with offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur before a preseason NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the decision says LaFleur has accepted Green Bay’s offer to become the next head coach of the Packers. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
January 07, 2019 - 8:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are turning to fast-rising offensive whiz Matt LaFleur to aid Aaron Rodgers and end a two-year absence from the postseason. LaFleur accepted an offer Monday to become the next head coach of the Packers, according to a person familiar with the decision...
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Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau directs his team against the Orlando Magic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 06, 2019 - 9:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Middle Tennessee, in Athens, Ga. Fields may be getting closer to transferring to Ohio State. Fields, the overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, was expected to visit the Ohio State campus on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no transfer has been finalized. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup. Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Foxborough, Mass. The Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who’s ready to lose a lot this year. Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, the first candidate to interview for the Dolphins’ job, met with them Friday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 04, 2019 - 6:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a coach who's ready to lose this year. New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, the first candidates to interview for the Dolphins' job, met with them Friday. Owner...
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UCLA guard David Singleton celebrates as time runs out in the team's NCAA college basketball game against Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 92-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 04, 2019 - 1:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mired in a four-game skid and having fired its coach in-season for the first time in the program's 100-year history, UCLA went back to the past to right itself. The Bruins appointed Murry Bartow interim coach after dismissing Steve Alford on Monday. The same day assistant Tyus...
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Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, front left, greets Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 31, 2018 - 8:50 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking for his fourth head coach in six seasons after firing Vance Joseph for presiding over the Denver Broncos' worst two-year stretch since the late 1960s. Elway acknowledged being part of the problem in the Broncos' 20-28 record since their Super Bowl 50...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian talk during an NFL minicamp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. The Falcons have fired Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. The firings came one day after the end of the team’s first losing season since 2014. Falcons owner Arthur Blank recently had said he still has confidence in coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, but changes came as expected after a 7-9 finish. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 31, 2018 - 1:15 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Widespread changes came quickly following the Atlanta Falcons' first losing season since 2014. Changes were expected, and out are offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong — all fired on...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) greets Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 31, 2018 - 12:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The surprise isn't that Marvin Lewis is gone, but that it took so long for the Bengals to make the change. Lewis arrived in 2003 and elevated one of the NFL's most forlorn franchises to respectability, but couldn't take it to the next level. He was fired Monday after his 16th...
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Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-24. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 31, 2018 - 10:35 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have fired Steve Wilks after just one season as head coach. Wilks' firing Monday followed a 3-13 season, the franchise's worst record in 18 years and the worst in the NFL this season. Wilks, 49, was hired after Bruce Arians retired following five seasons in...
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