|Panthers announce Rivera will be back next season|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 05 January 2013 07:53|
Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says Rivera met with owner Jerry Richardson Saturday morning and was told he will be back for a third season.
Dayton says ``He's going about normal preparations for next season.''
Rivera's status with the Panthers had been up in the air pending a meeting with Rivera on Saturday morning.
Richardson fired GM Marty Hurney after a 1-5 start and informed Rivera at the time Panthers needed to be ``trending upward'' the rest of the season. The Panthers went 6-4 from that point out, including four straight wins to close the season. It's unclear if Rivera, who's 13-19 in two seasons win Carolina, will be forced to make any changes to his staff.