The Detroit Lions are getting even more help with their general manager and head coaching search. On Tuesday, the team informed that former Lions legend Chris Spielman has been hired to the full-time position of “Special Assistant to Chairman and President & CEO.”
Per the team’s official announcement, Spielman will participate in the upcoming interviews for the team’s general manager and head coach search.
“Chris Spielman has been a tremendous ambassador for the Detroit Lions since the day he first put on a uniform as a rookie in 1988,” team owner Sheila Ford Hamp said in a statement.
“He brings great passion for people and the game of football, and we are thrilled to have him on board to help lead our team. This position is a full-time opportunity for Chris that will let him to work across various departments on both the football and business sides of our organization.”
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Spielman retired from play in 1999, but has since spent time close to football as an NFL announcer and radio personality. Since 2016, he had been working with FOX Sports as a weekly announcer for NFL games.
However, he’s always remained close with the Lions organization, oftentimes calling games locally for the preseason and collaborating with DetroitLions.com for video content.
“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to be involved with the franchise that is truly a part of me,” Spielman said in a statement.
“The opportunity to work with Rod Wood and every single person in the Lions organization can’t get here fast enough. To Lions fans everywhere, I will do everything in my power to help Mrs. Hamp and the Ford Family achieve their vision of something we can all be proud of.”
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