Sport Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, Bill O'Brien receives 4-year extension

18:42  13 january  2018
18:42  13 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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The Texans have hired Brian Gaine as their new general manager, and the team has given coach Bill O ' Brien a four - year extension in deals that will keep both men under contract through 2022, the team announced Saturday.

HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have hired Brian Gaine as their new general manager and extended head coach Bill O ' Brien 's contract. The Texans made the announcement Saturday morning. Gaine has signed a five-year deal and O ' Brien received a four year extension with both

The Texans have hired Brian Gaine as their new general manager, and the team has given coach Bill O'Brien a four-year extension in deals that will keep both men under contract through 2022, the team announced Saturday.

Gaine had previously worked for the Texans from 2014 through 2016, first as director of pro personnel and then as director of player personnel. He went to Buffalo last season to serve as VP of player personnel for the Bills.

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Bill O'Brien © (Getty Images) Bill O'Brien

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that Gaine is "well-respected by the personnel, coaching and administrative staffs. His familiarity with the organization helped him get the job."

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Gaine 's extensive experience includes working in scouting and personnel since 1999. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans are also hoping to wrap up an extension for coach Bill O ' Brien , who has one year remaining on his contract.

Source: Texans hire GM Gaine , extend O ' Brien . Along with hiring Gaine , the Texans also extended the contract of coach Bill O ' Brien , the source said, with the general manager and coach now both on five- year contracts.

Gaine replaces Rick Smith in the GM role. Smith served 11 seasons in that role, before announcing Dec. 31 he would take an extended leave of absence to care for his wife, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

O'Brien posted 9-7 records his first three seasons in Houston before injuries last season dropped the team to a 4-12 mark. In December, a report surfaced that O'Brien had issued an ultimatum to team owner Bob McNair, saying he could not work with Smith anymore.

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