Report: Haslett to talk to Detroit Lions

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Jim Haslett will interview for the head coach's position with the Detroit Lions, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Wednesday.

Haslett was fired Monday after six seasons as coach of the New Orleans Saints, who were forced to play home games at Baton Rouge and San Antonio this season after the Super Dome was unplayable in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


After starting the season at 2-2, the Saints won only once more to finish 3-13 and finished last in the NFC South, securing the second pick in the NFL Draft in April.

In an interview, Haslett confirmed that he would meet with Lions' officials on Thursday.

"I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say," Haslett told the newspaper, which also reported that he is owed $3.7 million under the terms of a contract extension he signed in 2002. Only Jim Mora coached the Saints for a longer period of time (1986-96).

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