Flashback: Mike Ditka fired by the Saints 15 years ago today

29COV_S.fpIt was a disastrous hire from the beginning.

Mike Ditka, who was 60-years-old when the Saints fired him on January 5, 2000, had a 15-33 record in his three years with the team. General manager Bill Kuharich was also fired in the housecleaning by Saints owner Tom Benson.

In a statement, Benson said, “It became necessary to clear the slate.”

Indeed.

Here’s a story from the day Ditka got the pink slip.

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