Panthers name Dave Gettleman new general manager

The Carolina Panthers have named Dave Gettleman as the franchise's new general manager.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have named Dave Gettleman as the franchise's new general manager.

Gettleman comes from the New York Giants where he was the Senior Pro Personnel Analyst last year. The previous 13 seasons he was the team's Director of Pro Personnel.

I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization, Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson said in a statement. He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and played an instrumental role in their success.

Gettleman, 61, replaces Marty Hurney, who was fired after a 1-5 start this past season. Hurney had been the GM since 2002.

I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization, Gettleman said in a statement. It is similar to the Giants organization in which I have had the privilege of working the last 15 years and has a lot of pieces in place for success. I am excited about getting started.

Gettleman was with the Broncos during the 1997 Super Bowl season, as well as with with Giants during the 2007 and 2011 title runs. In all, he has been a part of six Super Bowl teams.

The team also interviewed Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson, according to the Associated Press. On Tuesday, the Panthers interviewed Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp.

The news comes four days after Richardson met with coach Ron Rivera and announced the coach would return for a third season.

Carolina was 7-9 in 2012.


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