The last time the giants conducted a search for a new general manager was in December 2017. They eventually interviewed four candidates for the job that went to Dave Getlman. Only one of the four, current ESPN football analyst Louis Riddick, came from outside their organization.
It was impossible to imagine this comprehensive search.
“I think as I look back at our process, I wish we had seen more people and taken more time with it,” co-author John Mara said Wednesday. “This time we will try not to make such a mistake.”
The Giants will definitely throw a wide net this time around. Nine of their candidates are scheduled for interviews, all in the first phase on Zoom – no one at home. The first two interviews on Wednesday ended with Joe Schoen (Bills Assistant General Manager) and Adrian Wilson (Cardinals Vice President of Professional Affairs). Mara, co-author Steve Teeth, and Chris Mara, senior vice president of players, were interviewed.
The Giants will try to pass two a day, meaning the first round should be completed by the end of the week. Nine are shortened to two or three, and these interviews are conducted in person. The Giants should have a new CEO by the middle or end of next week. Then they can start finding a new head coach to replace the fired Joe Hakam.
On Thursday, it’s Quentin Harris (Cardinals Vice President of Players) and Ryan Poles (Chief Executive Officer for Players). Other nominees: Ryan Cowden (Vice President for Titans Players), Monty Ossenfort (Director for Titans Players), Adam Peters (Assistant General Manager for 49ers), Ran Carton (Director for 49ers Players) and Joe Hortiz (Ravens Director). player staff).
“I feel very good about the group of candidates for the CEO position we are currently planning,” Mara said. “I think each of them will be a great general manager, so I’m sure we have the resources here to make the right choice.”
Mara said she will always keep a list of potential CEO and head coach candidates and that she has compiled a list of GMs she works with Tisch.
“I look at successful teams, what they do,” Mara said. “I have a lot of people in the league, I talk to them, I respect their opinion.” ‘