Sean84106 Posted August 13, 2004 Share Posted August 13, 2004 Read this in the AZ Republic:White may sign on to coach Arena League expansion teamRichard ObertThe Arizona RepublicAug. 13, 2004 12:00 AMDanny White, who said he turned down Arena Football League head coaching offers from Grand Rapids, Mich., and New York, could be headed to expansion Salt Lake City.During league meetings early next week in Las Vegas, the league is expected to announce that the Utah city will join the league in 2005. White, who was fired after 13 seasons and was the Rattlers' only coach, said he'll probably attend the meetings.White priced himself out of the Las Vegas job, where he asked for $200,000 a year, roughly what he made with the Rattlers.Both New York and Grand Rapids offered closer to $300,000 a year, but White turned them down, mainly because the distance from his home in Arizona.Salt Lake appears to be a better fit."There's a lot more flexibility," White said. "It's still close."White, who won 141 games and two ArenaBowls with the Rattlers, couldn't talk about the job but he said he hopes to have it by next week."It would be a really nice deal if they get it worked out," said White, who was interested in the Brigham Young and Arizona State head coaching positions when they were open in 2001."It would be a new challenge, something different," he added. "It would take a lot of work, but I'm confident it would work."White said he will join Fox Sports to do color analysis of ASU football games this fall. That deal has yet to be announced.White said the more he looks at NFL assistant coaching jobs, the less appealing they appear at his age (52). http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/s...3white0813.html----So, in the past two months Salt Lake City has be awarded an MLS team and now an AFL team.Wow. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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