Adam Schefter is reporting that the New York Jets are talking to a GM candidate for the 2nd time. Mike Maccagnan is coming back in for a 2nd interview for the Jets open GM position.
Jets bringing back Texans dir of college scouting Mike Maccagnan for 2nd GM interview, per league sources. 1st candidate for 2nd interview.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2015
According to Dom Cosentino, that interview will take place on Friday.
That interview will take place Friday, a person with knowledge of the talks told NJ Advance Media. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she was not authorized to talk publicly on the matter.
Maccagnan, a native of Hightstown, has his first interview with the Jets on Monday. He has ties to Charley Casserly, the consultant assisting owner Woody Johnson in the head coach and GM search along with Ron Wolf, that go way back.
When Casserly was the general manager in Washington in 1994, he hired Maccagnan as a scout. And in 2000, as the Texans were preparing to get their start as an an expansion franchise two years later, Casserly, as their GM, brought Maccagnan in as a pro scout before quickly promoting him to coordinator of college scouting.
Maccagnan became the Texans’ assistant director of college scouting in June 2010 before being elevated to his current post 13 months later.
Here is some additional information on Mike Maccagnan from our forums.