Within those fifteen years, he coached the team to one Super Bowl. Against the Colts, yes.
Bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to a city that had - years earlier - been devastated by Hurricane Katrina was quite the story back then. Considering how poor the Saints were in the seasons leading into - and shortly after - the hurricane makes that win all the more spectacular.
Of course Drew Brees and others played a part in the Saints' glory.
Brees left just before the most recent season began.
Whoever comes in will now have the task of working with a team that is heavily in trouble when it comes to the salary cap.
A rebuild in New Orleans is inevitable. As the years following 2005 proved, it can be done.