If this happens, Clark is doing it for one reason:
To give the fan base some hope and promote some goodwill since the franchise has literally been a bunch of shit since Week 17, 2010.
This would also give him a nice head start on interviewing candidates to be the next GM. Conduct interviews with assistant GMs and scouting directors from other teams. Get a jump on the offseason so what happened LAST TIME doesn't happen again.