WATCH: Commanders’ advisor Bob Myers at the NFC Championship game

The Washington Commanders are in the middle of a search for their new head coach. On Sunday, a key figure in Washington’s search — advisor Bob Myers — was in Santa Clara for the NFC Championship between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

Why was Myers in attendance? The former two-time NBA Executive of the Year with the Golden State Warriors is from the Bay Area and has been to many 49ers’ games over the years.

But Sunday was a bit different.

Myers was a part of the committee that helped bring new Washington GM Adam Peters to the Commanders. Of course, Myers helped build the 49ers, who will be playing for the Super Bowl in two weeks.

On the other sideline was Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson. Johnson is considered by many to be the frontrunner for Washington’s head coaching position.

While it’s doubtful that Johnson was able to meet with Myers or Peters over the weekend, his first-half performance in charge of Detroit’s offense was the perfect audition. While the Lions lost, Johnson solidified his stock as a top head coaching candidate.

With the Lions and Baltimore Ravens eliminated from the playoffs, Washington should have its head coach named later this week. Will it be Johnson?

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire