Eagles part ways with Reid
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie announced Monday that head coach Andy Reid's 14-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles has come to an end.
Reid is the winningest coach in Eagles franchise history. Since he arrived in Philadelphia in 1999, the team posted a 130-93-1 regular-season record.
"Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come," Lurie said in a statement. "But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future."
Under Reid, the Eagles made nine playoff appearances, played in five NFC Championship Games and lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
The Eagles averaged at least 11 wins from 2000-2004 following a 5-11 record in Reid's first season at the helm, but have an overall mark of 66-60-1 since the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, culminating in a 4-12 record this past season.
He ends his Eagles' tenure with a 10-9 postseason record and a 140-102-1 record overall, which ranks him 22nd on the all-time coaching list.
"He had the love and respect of every individual in this organization," Lurie said about Reid in a press conference. "I look forward to the day we will all welcome him back and introduce him into the Eagles Hall of Fame because that is inevitable."
Lurie said the Eagles will immediately begin their search for Reid's successor and that he already had "a very, very defined list of candidates and we hope to meet with them as soon as possible."
12/31 13:36:02 ET