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Search shows Steelers know what they're doing

The Steelers' coaching search that ended with Mike Tomlin becoming the first black head coach in their history was done the right way, not the easy way, writes Michael Smith.

Updated: January 23, 2007, 3:44 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

In the immortal words of Rakim, this is how it should be done.

The diligence with which Steelers' ownership approached their nearly two-week search for Bill Cowher's replacement serves as a textbook example of what the NFL had in mind when it established the Rooney Rule (named after Pittsburgh owner Dan Rooney, it requires teams to interview at least one minority head coach candidate.)

The policy seeks to promote a fair, inclusive and thorough process.

Which "Race/Ethnicity" ...

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