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Zulgad: Spielman’s future as GM likely will depend on how Zimmer fares

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

MANKATO — The opening of Vikings’ training camp on Friday won’t only be a big day for Mike Zimmer. It will be equally as important for general manager Rick Spielman.

While Zimmer, a longtime NFL assistant, will begin his first season as a head coach, Spielman will be running a team that finally has his hand-picked coach in place.

Zimmer, 58, was hired in January to replace Leslie Frazier, who was promoted from interim to permanent coach after going 3-3 following Brad Childress’ firing in November 2010. Spielman was vice president of player personnel at the time and did not…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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