Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will sit down with team owner Jerry Richardson on Saturday to discuss the future. Richardson hasn't commented publicly on Rivera's status since October but has told Rivera that he wanted to see improvement in the team, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday. The Panthers finished with a 7-9 record and in second place in the NFC South Division following a 44-38 victory on Sunday over New Orleans. After the Panthers fired general manager Marty Hurney in October, they went 6-4 and won their final four games of the season. According to The Observer, Rivera said Richardson has maintained his support of the coach, who completed his second season with the Panthers after serving as defensive coordinator for San Diego. If the Panthers decide to let Rivera go, he would become the eighth NFL head coach to lose his job since the end of the season. Carolina shouldn't panic, though, in getting a late start on a potential search compared with other teams that fired coaches earlier in the week. "In terms of taking their time, it's hard for me to believe that waiting a few days is going to put anyone at a disadvantage," former Green Bay Packers vice president Andrew Brandt told The Observer. “You don't need a coach until sometime in the spring when you actually have players to coach. But I know everyone wants to jump in and go after the candidates they think are the best." The Panthers also are set to begin their search for an new general manager. Among those The Observer mentioned as candidates for interviews are New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Giants senior pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman, Panthers interim GM Brandon Beane, and Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Wisconsin kicker will wear 27 to honor Nebraska's Sam Foltz

Dennis Schroder wears disguise to play in German streetball tournament

Browns indicate they will give Josh Gordon another chance

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery

Eagles want Carson Wentz to be 'starter ready' Week 1

Report: 49ers concerned Anthony Davis will quit again

Did Manning hurt NFLPA's case in HGH investigations?

Report: Steinbrenner won't allow fire sale, wants to make playoffs

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

Tom Jackson could leave ESPN after almost three decades

Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

More than 10,000 people registered for Jaguars Pokemon Go night

NFL issues new concussion protocol

Angels listening to offers on Hector Santiago

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

Kevin Durant’s OKC restaurant will be closed, rebranded

Lamar Odom said to be held back by one 'toxic friend'

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

Michael Vick: I used to feel I was 'dominating too much'

WATCH: Astros, Rangers minor leaguers get into brawl

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker