Parcells could be bound for Big Apple once againBy Charean Williams
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
APNow that Bill Parcells has retired from coaching, what does he do? It's a good bet that Parcells will see plenty of Texas Tech basketball games and St. Louis Cardinals spring training, where his pals Bob Knight and Tony La Russa coach.
Parcells, 65, owns a home in Saratoga, N.Y., so he'll probably be seen at the track a time or two. It also seems likely he will get broadcasting offers to return as an NFL analyst.
But what if the New York Jets come calling with a consulting job? Since Parcells quit the Cowboys on Monday, there has been speculation in New York that he one day might return to the Jets.
Parcells coached the Jets from 1997 to 1999 was general manager in 2000. He has a solid relationship with Jets owner Woody Johnson and has served as a mentor to general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini. Parcells originally hired Tannenbaum in 1997 as the Jets' salary-cap expert and contract negotiator.
Had Parcells accepted the coaching job in Tampa Bay after the 2001 season, he probably would have taken Tannenbaum with him as a general manager there.
Parcells is believed to have been influential in the Jets' decision to hire Mangini last winter, a move largely orchestrated by Tannenbaum.