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Old 01-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #3543
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Clark Hunt reportedly prepared to name Andy Reid as Chiefs head coach

PHILADELPHIA (KCTV) -

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is reportedly close to wrapping up a deal to name Andy Reid as Kansas City's head coach.

Reid, who was fired earlier this week as the Philadelphia Eagles' long-time head coach, met with Hunt and other Chiefs officials for nine hours on Wednesday.

ESPN is reporting that league officials say Reid and Hunt have reached an agreement on the major points and only "minor details" remain to be worked out.

"This is going to happen fast," ESPN reported a source close to Reid as saying.

Reid had planned to meet with the Arizona Cardinals ownership later this week about their opening.

Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was apparently with Hunt and others as they met for more than nine hours on Wednesday.

Mortensen said Pioli was with Hunt when he met with two Atlanta Falcons coaches about replacing Romeo Crennel.

One of those coaches, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, signed a contract extension with the Falcons during the overnight hours. The Falcons announced Wednesday morning Koetter would be staying after signing the one-year extension.

Hunt and Pioli also interviewed Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong on New Year's Day.

Snagging Reid would be a big get for Hunt. Reid has a history of cultivating NFL quarterbacks, starting with Donovan McNabb. He was the league's most tenured coach before he was ousted following Sunday's game.

Some media outlets reported Reid is a done deal in Arizona, but Hunt swooped in to interview Reid before the former Eagles coach travels west.

What qualities is Hunt looking for in the next head coach? Click here for more details, including KCTV5 sports anchor Michael Coleman's exclusive interview with Hunt.

Who do you want as the next Chiefs coach? Would Reid be a good hire? Share your thoughts on KCTV's Facebook page. Click here.
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