(670 The Score) Two days after a report suggested the Bears will fire coach Matt Nagy after their game Thursday, general manager Ryan Pace denied its legitimacy.
The report from Mark Konkol of Patch indicated Chicago (3-7) would dismiss Nagy following its game at Detroit. Pace refuted that on the WBBM Newsradio 780 pregame show Thursday morning.
"Honestly, my first thought was, 'Hey, that's an inaccurate report,'" Pace said. "But I think we did a good job just focusing on what's happening inside our building and blocking out that outside commotion."
Hired by the Bears in 2018, Nagy is 31-29 as head coach, including the playoffs. The team is riding its second five-game losing streak in as many seasons entering its Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions (0-9-1) at Ford Field.
Nagy on Tuesday denied the report during his regularly scheduled media appearance. He was the highest-ranking team official to speak publicly on the report until Pace did so Thursday.
Pace hasn't addressed reporters in a group setting since prior to the regular season in early September.
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