Ron Rivera to remain as Head Coach for 2013 season

Welcome back, Ron. It's like you never left. - Grant Halverson

The Carolina Panthers have announced that Ron Rivera will remain as the team's head coach for at least the 2013 season, putting all of the organization's focus on finding a GM to fill the vacancy created by the mid-season firing of Marty Hurney.

According to the Panthers' official Twitter feed, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has decided to retain Ron Rivera as the team's head coach for the 2013 season.

This move will definitely be controversial as there has been a large number of Panthers fans desiring a change after two seasons of subpar performances from a team that many expected to be better than the 13-19 record that Rivera has amassed over his first two years on the job.

The truth of the matter is that regardless of how fans feel about the results of the last two seasons, Rivera has shown enough improvement to satisfy Jerry Richardson, and whether or not this is the best move for the franchise is something that we won't fully know until after the 2013 season has played out.

With the coaching situation now settled the team will focus its attention on finding a General Manager, and they have several candidates - including New York Giants executives Marc Ross and Dave Gettleman - slated for interviews next week.

As always, stay tuned to CSR for any further updates to this story.

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