Report says Walsh and NBA to part

December 31, 1990

A report in the New York Daily News says Bill Walsh will not return to NBC's NFL broadcast booth next season.

Whether Walsh, whose two-year deal with NBC Sports expires at the end of this season, is offered a new coaching gig or a new deal, it won't matter.

"He is more concerned about his freedom to do other things," The News quoted a mole. "He was upset when NBC told him he couldn't act as a teacher to quarterbacks who were looking for his help."

NBC Sports executive producer Terry O'Neil put the kabosh on Walsh working with the young quarterbacks, saying that it would be a conflict of interest for a broadcaster to, in effect, serve as a coach.

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