DAVIE, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- HBO has chosen the Miami Dolphins to be featured on this season's "Hard Knocks," which gives an in-depth look at an NFL team's pre-season preparations.
Joe Philbin, who enters his first season as Dolphins' coach, announced the decision Tuesday.
"We thought it was in the best interest of the organization to do it at this time," Philbin said.
Miami lost its first seven games last season and ended up 6-10, which led to the firing of Coach Tony Sparano with three games left on the schedule. Philbin was hired Jan. 20.
The first Miami "Hard Knocks" episode is to air Aug. 7.