Moment 85 Change At The Top

Change At The Top
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February 01, 2001

Ron Wolf announces his retirement and Mike Sherman, hired by Wolf as head coach the previous year, succeeds Wolf as GM and takes on a dual role.

Sherman had piloted the Packers to a 9-7 record, with a four-game winning streak to end the season, in his first year as head coach in 2000. With Sherman serving as both coach and GM, the Packers would qualify for the playoffs the next four consecutive years, winning the first three NFC North titles (2002-04), but never getting past the postseason’s divisional round.

Sherman’s tenure as GM would end following the 2004 season, and his run as head coach would last only one year beyond that, with the Packers dipping to 4-12 in 2005. Sherman finished with a 57-39 regular-season record (2-4 in the postseason).