Arizona Cardinals’ fire coach Kliff Kingsbury; GM Steve Keim stepping down


The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that they have fired coach Kliff Kingsbury after four seasons on the job.  The Cardinals also announced that general manager Steve Keim informed has the team that he will step away from his role to focus on his health. The team said in a statement: “We have announced that head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been relieved of his duties. In addition, general manager Steve Keim has decided to step away from his position to focus on his health. The team wishes them well and thanks both of them for their contributions.”

The Cardinals ended their season with a 38–13 loss on Sunday to the 49ers and a dismal 4–13 record.  Kingsbury went 28–37-1 in four seasons leading the Cardinals and had just signed a contract extension at the end of last season that would have taken him through 2027.  Keim had worked in various roles for the Cardinals since joining the team in 1999, and served as Arizona’s GM since 2013.

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