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Haslett won't return as Saints head coach

Updated: January 2, 2006, 8:24 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN ANTONIO -- The New Orleans Saints acknowledged the troubles Jim Haslett faced through the hurricane-disrupted 2005 season, and praised the coach for an admirable job under the circumstances.

After they fired him, that is.

General manager Mickey Loomis said Monday's firing of Haslett was about more than the 3-13 record the Saints endured after Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans and forced the team to set up a temporary home in San Antonio.

"I think Jim performed ...

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