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Seahawks fire Carroll as coach after 14 seasons, keep him as advisor

Seahawks fire Carroll as coach after 14 seasons, keep him as advisor originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The NFL coaching carousel experienced a shocking development on Wednesday.

Pete Carroll is out as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks after 14 seasons and will now become an advisor in the organization, the team announced.

"After thoughtful meetings and careful consideration for the best interest of the franchise, we have amicably agreed with Pete Carroll that his role will evolve from Head Coach to remain with the organization as an advisor," Seahawks owner Jody Allen said in a statement.

Carroll, 72, was hired by the Seahawks in 2010. He had a 137-89-1 regular season record across 14 seasons with 10 playoff appearances and a Super Bowl XLVIII title.

"Pete is the winningest coach in Seahawks history, brought the city its first Super Bowl title, and created a tremendous impact over the past 14 years on the field and in the community," Allen said.

"His expertise in leadership and building a championship culture will continue as an integral part of our organization moving forward. Pete will also be a beloved member of the Seahawks family."

More to come...