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Friday, April 21, 2006
NFL hires firm in Tagliabue replacement search

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL owners hired a Los Angeles-based firm to assist with the search to replace retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

The eight-owner committee chose Korn/Ferry International to help find a new commissioner. Tagliabue hopes to retire in July.

The firm will begin the process by interviewing all 32 owners and then make regular reports, including one at the league meetings in Denver on May 23-24.

The NFL committee is co-chaired by Dan Rooney of Pittsburgh and Jerry Richardson of Carolina. It also includes Al Davis of Oakland, Lamar Hunt of Kansas City, Woody Johnson of the Jets, Jerry Jones of Dallas, Robert Kraft of New England and Mike McCaskey of Chicago.