(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement from coaching after 42 years including the past five in his first NFL head-coaching job.
"I will miss the game," Arians said Monday. It's been a great ride."
In between tears Arians said the words, " I'm retiring," citing his family as the biggest reason for the decision.
Arians leaves the Cardinals as the winningest coach in franchise history, with a 50-32-1 record (including playoffs). He re-established a culture of winning in 2013 that lasted for his first three seasons and included a historic run to the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 24, 2016. Arizona lost that game to the Carolina Panthers.
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