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Ben McAdoo press conference: What did John Mara have to say?

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The Giants co-owner believes that Ben McAdoo has all the intangibles the franchise looked for in their 17th head coach.

John Mara
John Mara
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Giants co-owner John Mara was the first to the podium to formally introduce Ben McAdoo as the 17th head coach of the New York Giants. Mara said he and general manager Jerry Reese interviewed six "excellent" candidates and said that he "could have been happy with any one of them." Mara noted that after he, Reese, co-owner Steve Tisch and John Tisch interviewed McAdoo for a second time on Wednesday, they knew they were speaking with the next head coach of the New York Giants.

"We wanted to find somebody who had the intelligence, the determination, the work ethic and the leadership skills to be a successful head coach in the National Football League," Mara said. "We believe we have that in Ben McAdoo."

Mara believes that ushering in McAdoo as the head coach will lead to a brighter future.

"This is an exciting day for us," Mara said. "It begins a new era of Giants football."

Mara also announced that the Giants have signed McAdoo to a four-year contract to be the head coach.