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NFL hires firm in Tagliabue replacement search

4/21/2006 - NFL

NEW YORK -- NFL owners hired a Los Angeles-based firm to
assist with the search to replace retiring commissioner Paul
Tagliabue.

The eight-owner committee chose Korn/Ferry International to help
find a new commissioner. Tagliabue hopes to retire in July.

The firm will begin the process by interviewing all 32 owners and
then make regular reports, including one at the league meetings in
Denver on May 23-24.

The NFL committee is co-chaired by Dan Rooney of Pittsburgh and
Jerry Richardson of Carolina. It also includes Al Davis of Oakland,
Lamar Hunt of Kansas City, Woody Johnson of the Jets,
Jerry Jones of Dallas, Robert Kraft of New England and Mike
McCaskey of Chicago.