Kubiak: Sherman to decide coaching future shortly

Updated: February 10, 2006, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that Mike Sherman will decide "over the next three or four days" whether he'll coach next season -- and possibly join the Texans' staff.

"Mike's going to make a decision over the next three or four days whether he wants to come back and coach this season," Kubiak said. "I'm hoping to be the first one to know that, so I'll let you guys know Monday."

Sherman was fired as Green Bay's head coach on Jan. 2 after the Packers went 4-12. He interviewed for the head coaching vacancies in Buffalo and with the New York Jets and declined offers to become the offensive coordinator in both places.

Kubiak, who replaced the fired Dom Capers as Houston's coach on Jan. 26, worked with Sherman on the R.C. Slocum's staff at Texas A&M in 1992-93.

Kubiak said he is "95 percent done" assembling his new staff. He is still looking for an assistant defensive line coach.

Kubiak was tightlipped about how close Sherman was to joining him in Houston.

"As far as Mike goes," Kubiak said, "I think everybody knows I have a tremendous relationship with Mike."

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