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Assistant Mora reaches deal to be Hawks' coach once Holmgren retires

Updated: February 6, 2008, 11:13 PM ET
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Jim Mora reached a five-year agreement that will allow him to transition into the head coaching job with the Seattle Seahawks once Mike Holmgren retires after the 2008 season.

Seahawks president Tim Ruskell and chief executive officer Tod Leiweke both emphasized during a news conference Wednesday that the move gives the team stability and unity.

"What [Holmgren's] done here, by announcing his retirement a year ahead of time, has afforded this organization ...

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