BREAKING: Panthers name Gettleman new GM
The Carolina Panthers announced on Wednesday that David Gettleman is the team's new general manager.
Gettleman replaces Marty Hurney, who was fired on Oct. 22 after being with the team since 2002.
Spending the prior 13 seasons as the director of pro personnel for the New York Giants, Gettleman served as a senior pro personnel analyst for New York this past season.
"I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization," said Gettleman in a statement on the team's website. "It is similar to the Giants organization in which I have had the privilege of working the last 15 years and has a lot of pieces in place for success. I am excited about getting started."
The Panthers had interviewed several persons for the vacant general manager position, including Tennessee Titans Vice President of Player Personnel Lake Dawson, Giants Director of College Scouting Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp.
However, the decision to hire Gettleman was announced late Wednesday afternoon on the team's website.
"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," said Panthers Owner and Founder Jerry Richardson in a statement on the team's website. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success."
The Panthers have made several personnel moves in the past week, including retaining head coach Ron Rivera on Saturday and firing assistant coaches Warren Belin, John Settle and Fred Graves on Tuesday.