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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Charles Robinson / Yahoo! Sports
GREEN BAY, Wis. – For one week in January of 2000, Jim Haslett beckoned. And every day, Mike McCarthy would file into a room and spew football with a blur of erasable markers. In some ways, that's where the road to the NFC championship game started for the Green Bay Packers coach – with quite possibly the longest interview in the history of assistant coaches.
McCarthy cracked a smile Wednesday, recalling the process leading to his first coordinating job. It was a trek that went through Haslett's office not once or twice in the balmy winter season in New Orleans; McCarthy interviewed seven times in seven days. This was how he made his first big leap, plucked from a distant branch of the Bill Walsh coaching tree.
With McCarthy on the verge of a reported four-year extension with the Packers, that might have been the last time he has to try so hard to sell himself. Full Story – Yahoo! Sportshttp://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-mccarthy011708&prov=yhoo&type=lgns