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Who will the Chicago Bears hire? Here’s what to know about coaching and general manager searches. – Denver Post

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The Chicago Bears are looking for a new general manager and head coach.

While the decision to fire coach Matt Nagy was expected as losses piled up in his fourth season, the fate of general manager Ryan Pace after seven years in the role seemed less clear over the past month.

Eventually, after the 6-11 season, Bears president George McCaskey also severed ties with Pace, whose teams went 48-65, made the playoffs twice and never failed to record a playoff win.

So who are the Bears going to hire? We have potential candidates for head coaches and general managers to watch, as well as the latest NFL moves and interview requests.

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Here’s what to know about the search for a new Bears coach and general manager.

“The list needs work.” How does the Bears’ coaching job compare to other NFL openings? An overview of the attractiveness of each team.

How attractive is the job of coaching the Bears? Quarterback Justin Fields is considered a young player with an advantage. The property has backed its football operation, recently pouring a ton of money into renovating Halas Hall. The Bears are considered an attractive home and have some young talent on the roster.

The Tribune interviewed 19 veteran league executives, coaches and agents with knowledge of rosters and how teams operate, asking them to rank the seven openings, which assumes the Raiders vacancy opens.

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George McCaskey promises ‘thorough, diligent and exhaustive’ search for next Bears general manager and coach after firing Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy

During an hour-long videoconference, George McCaskey said he consulted “a number of people” in NFL circles before making the decisions and finalizing his conclusion on Sunday night. He said Bears owner Virginia McCaskey, 99, was also consulted as part of the team’s board of directors.

“Everyone wants to win one for her,” McCaskey said. “And we are doing everything we can to make that happen. At one point in our conversations, I asked her for her assessment of our season, and she said, like only a mother can, “I’m very, very disappointed.”

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How will the Bears conduct their search for a new general manager and coach? And what do we know about the search committee?

As George McCaskey said he would ultimately make the decision on the next general manager and coach, the Bears assembled a five-person search committee — McCaskey, Hall of Fame manager Bill Polian, Phillips, vice-president of player engagement LaMar “Soup” Campbell and senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Tanesha Wade.

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George McCaskey’s inability to remember when the Bears linked up with Bill Polian is peculiar. But Polian’s influence on the next search for coaches and general managers is now paramount.

The revelation came subtly from Bears president George McCaskey.

Bill Polian had been nominated to jump into the driver’s seat for the next coaching and general manager searches. And, my boy, the most important leaders of Halas Hall were pumped.

Yet McCaskey also seemed to be suffering from a bit of selective amnesia. He couldn’t remember exactly when Polian had joined the team. “At some point in the season,” McCaskey said. “I don’t remember when.”

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‘It’s a results-oriented league’: Bears players react to layoffs of coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace

Running back David Montgomery admitted he was emotional. Given the news that Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace had been fired a day after the team’s season ended 6-11, Montgomery couldn’t ignore a combination of disappointment, sadness and sentimentality.

“It’s quite emotional for me,” he said.

Pace was the general manager who traded in the 2019 draft to select Montgomery at No. 73 in the third round. Nagy was the energetic coach with whom Montgomery developed a close bond during their three seasons working together.

While the news wasn’t all that surprising to anyone inside or outside of Halas Hall, the finality was still a punch.

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From George Halas to Matt Nagy: What was said about each Bears coach when they were hired

The day a new Bears coach is introduced can be one of the most exciting for fans.

As the search for the next Bears coach begins, here’s a look back at when each of the team’s 16 previous coaches were introduced by team management.

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How Matt Nagy’s 34-31 record compares to other Bears coaches

With a loss to the Vikings in the final game of the 2021 season, Bears coach Matt Nagy ended his fourth and final season with the team with a 34-31 record.

Here’s a look at how Nagy’s coaching record compares season by season and among 15 former Bears coaches.

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The Bears are looking for their 17th head coach. Here’s a look at how former coaches fared — and when they left the franchise.

The Bears will be looking for their 17th head coach in more than 100 years of franchise history. Some of the previous 16 were far more successful than others, but the Bears never fired a coach midseason anyway — good job if you can get it.

Here’s a look at how the Bears coaches fared and what the circumstances were when they left the franchise.

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