Washington Commanders fire Ron Rivera, add NBA personnel genius to staff

The Washington Commanders made one of the NFL’s least-surprising moves on Monday morning, and then, they made one of the most interesting.

Head coach Ron Rivera, who bottomed out at 4-13 this season, went 26-40-1 over four seasons, and presided over one of the NFL’s worst defenses, was relieved of his duties on Monday. Rivera had been at the top of everybody’s “soon-to-be-fired” list through most of the season, and that came to pass.

Then, the Commanders under new owner Josh Harris added NBA personnel legend to their organization.

It’s an interesting time for the Commanders, who are finally free of the Dan Snyder stench, and have effective cap space of $63,806,242 for the 2024 season. Rivera’s former job should be quite a bit more attractive than it was in previous years.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire