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Rumors Swirl That Vince Lombardi May Leave Green Bay After One Season
March 29, 1960 - Ray Walsh, general manager of the New York Giants, does nothing to quell rumors that Vince Lombardi might be headed back to the New York Giants to succeed Jim Lee Howell as the team’s head coach. Walsh says the team has no comment on reports that it was hoping the Packers coach would return to the Giants just a year after arriving in Green Bay. Lombardi served as an offensive assistant under Howell while with the Giants from 1954 through 1958, and was considered an ideal candidate to replace Howell when the time came.
Photo of Vince Lombardi (Vernon Biever Collection)
New Lombardi Avenue Sign in 1968
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