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Ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo releases statement after firing

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Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo released the following statement through the team Wednesday, two days after being dismissed following a 2-10 start to the season:

It was a privilege and an honor to serve as the head coach of the New York Giants and be a member of the organization for four years. I thank the Mara family, the Tisch family, and Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin for taking a chance on a first time offensive coordinator and enabling me to take an important step in my career. My family and I enjoyed every day of my tenure with the Giants, thanks in large part to the commitment of everybody in the organization. I particularly want to thank the entire coaching staff for their dedication and hard work. I would be remiss if I did not thank the support staff who are often underappreciated but vital to the success of any football team. Finally, I will always appreciate having had the chance to coach so many outstanding players. As I have said many times, they are men of talent, and I believe in their integrity and character. I wish them and the entire organization success in the future.

PLUS: Jerry Reese’s post-firing statement

McAdoo was the Giants’ offensive coordinator in 2014-15. He then served as head coach during the 2016 season and the first 12 games of this year. McAdoo was dismissed with a 13-15 career record. He went 11-5 in his first season and made the playoffs.

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