Lions Coach Fired

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions fired coach Rod Marinelli a day after the team became the first in NFL history to finish with an 0-16 record.
The Lions say Tom Lewand has been promoted to team president and Martin Mayhew will be general manager.
The Lions completed their winless season with a loss to Green Bay yesterday, pushing aside Tampa Bay's 1976 season of 0-14 as the league's worst.
Marinelli won only one of his last 24 games and was 10-38 in three years after former team president Matt Millen gave the former Buccaneers assistant his first head coaching job. Millen was fired as team president three months ago.


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