DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins have quickly moved from having no general manager on staff to having a general manager and escorting the assistant general manager out of the building in the span of just a few days.
It was the latest dysfunctional development in Davie for the Dolphins who have been a NFL punchline between the Jonathan Martin saga, Jeff Ireland’s numerous problems, and now a general manager search that had upwards of eight people turn the job down.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, the Dolphins fired assistant General Manager Brian Gaine Wednesday and escorted him out of the building. Gaine, as recently as Saturday, was considered a finalist for the job and just last week was held in enough regard to run the team’s operation at the Senior Bowl.
The Herald reported that Gaine wasn’t even informed of the decision to hire new general manager Dennis Hickey, instead, “learned Sunday that Hickey got the job from reading reports in the media.”
The Herald said Hickey and Gaine “never truly communicated until Wednesday, when Hickey told Gaine he was out of the job.”
According to the Herald, Gaine was willing to stay with the team in his previous job had he been asked. Instead, Gaine is now looking for job, but according to the Herald’s sources, shouldn’t be out of work long if he wants a job.
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