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After the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 was narrowed down from 17 to 10, only the maximum five modern-era candidates were inducted. Of those five, only Bill Parcells has ties with New York.
The seven Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 inductees have been announced, and of those seven, only former Jets and Giants coach Bill Parcells has ties to New York City.
Parcells began his coaching career in college, leading teams like Army, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech and Air Force before getting his first coaching gig in the NFL, when he was hired by the New York Giants as the team's defensive coordinator in 1979. He then joined the Patriots as their linebackers coach for the 1980 season before rejoining the Giants in 1981, again as the defensive coordinator. He was then promoted to the Giants' head coach in 1983. He stayed with the Giants through the 1990 season before he retired.
While coaching the Giants, Parcells had a 77-49-1 record and an 8-3 record in the playoffs. He also coached the Giants to two championship in Super Bowl XXI and Super Bowl XXV.
After he came out of retirement, he became the head coach of the New England Patriots from '93 through '96. After leaving the Patriots, he then went back to New York as the head coach of the Jets for the next three seasons. In those three seasons, though, the Jets never had a losing record and they went to the AFC Championship game in 1998.
Parcells then became the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, where he finished his coaching career.
The fact that Parcells is the only finalist with ties to New York obviously means that former Giants defensive lineman Michael Strahan didn't make the cut.
The ceremony in their honor will be held on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. ET.