Riders GM gets two-year contract extension

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed their general manager, Brendan Taman, to a two-year...

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed their general manager, Brendan Taman, to a two-year contract extension. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:15 PM ET

The Saskatchewan Roughriders haven’t won a game yet this season, but the powers that be feel the team has the chance to win a bunch of them.

That was the theory behind giving general manager Brendan Taman a contract extension on Thursday that will keep him in the big chair until the end of the 2015 CFL season.

Citing the talent Taman had corralled over the previous 16 months or so, the community-owned team’s board of directors and CEO Jim Hopson decided to lock up Taman for a few more years.

“We feel Brendan is continuously increasing the talent level of this team, and we are excited to move forward under Brendan’s direction,” Hopson said in a press release.

Fans of the teams Taman works for usually have a love-hate relationship with the Saskatoon native. He can usually put together good teams, but they never win championships. He prefers veterans over rookies and often trades draft picks to get them.


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