The Carolina Panthers made it official, informing head coach John Fox and his staff that this Sunday will be their last game for the Panthers.
“I told John today that I appreciate everything he has done for us over the last nine years, but as happens in this business, it is time for both sides to move in different directions,” Panthers owner Jerry Richardson in a statement. “While we haven’t accomplished all of the goals we set as an organization when we signed him in 2002, we have certainly had our share of high moments -– the Super Bowl, two NFC Championship games, and a division title in 2008. We wish John and his family the best going forward.”
Fox stayed classy as well, saying, “I appreciate the opportunity Mr. Richardson gave me to be a head coach in the National Football League nine years ago and to be a part of this organization. I have formed many close relationships and I have many great memories. I particularly want to thank the players for their efforts throughout the years. Working with so many great people has been a rewarding experience.”
Fox has a 78-73 record with the Panthers.