Gibbs denies report from WJLA he'll be Falcons' coach, GM

December 19, 1996|By SPORTSTICKER

Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs is denying a report on WJLA-TV in Washington that has him returning to the NFL as general manager and coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Cindy Mangum, an assistant to Gibbs at North Carolina-based Joe Gibbs Racing, told SportsTicker last night, "I called Joe in the car, he laughed heartily and said, 'You can tell them I'm in my car and not headed to Atlanta and there is no truth to that.' "

WJLA's report cited two unidentified sources. Gibbs has been out of the NFL for four years.

Pub Date: 12/19/96

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