Like a damn zombie, this long coaching search just will not die. Sam Amick on his Bee blog:
I had prepared a good portion of a column on how I was happy with Brooks but very discouraged by the process it took to get here. Needless to say, I'm a bit more discouraged this morning -- not because I think Brooks is Auerbach-in-waiting, but because this thing will never end.
All told, it's not the length specifically that gives me hives. It's the passive-aggressive nature of it. Geoff Petrie interviewed seven dudes in six days. Then, nothing for two weeks. Then two interviews in two days. Nothing for a day... then an all-out sprint to get a guy whose pretty much spoken for. It makes me think someone doesn't know what they're doing. That's frightening, obviously.
I feel for Brooks -- it looked cinched yesterday, right?
Who knows where this thing goes from here. Maybe... Terry Porter? (Every time a de-facto winner gets pushed aside, I'm going to say Terry Porter's name. I pray this is the last time.)