The Sports Kings: Goodell Won’t Stand In The Way…

New Orleans Saints coach Bill Parcells?

That’s fine with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who says he won’t stand in the way if the Saints ask Parcells to take over as interim coach for suspended Sean Payton.

Calling Parcells a “great coach” who would “add a lot of personality and intrigue” to the Saints, Goodell says any decision to hire the Super Bowl-winning coach would be “their decision.”

Before the Saints pick someone to run the team this year, though, Goodell still has to rule on Payton’s appeal of his season-long suspension, along with the appeals of shorter suspensions to assistant coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis and penalties handed down to the team for their part in a bounty scandal.

Goodell expects to hear the appeals this week, and hopes to making a ruling soon.

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