Chip Kelly is now the longest tenured head coach in Philadelphia
- by Zach Barnett 9 months ago
Just in case you thought the coaching carousel only spun intensely in football, take a look at the professional sports scene in Philadelphia. A third of the way through his first season as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly is now the dean of Philly's pro sports head coaches.
- After posting a 110-120 record with two playoffs appearances in three seasons, 76ers head coach Doug Collins resigned in April. New head coach Brett Brown was hired on August 14.
- After five straight postseason trips from 2007-11, including two World Series trips and a 2008 world championship, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was let go on August 16. He was replaced by Ryne Sandberg.
- After making three playoffs trips in four full seasons, including an appearance in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette was on Monday, three games into his fifth season. Assistant Craig Berube was elevated to head coach.
With 266 days on the job, Kelly has more than doubled the combined tenures of his three pro sports colleagues in the City of Brotherly Love.