I'm not referring to after a 12-4 season, scot, and I dont think you're that naive.
If we want to get really technical, Rivera shouldve been fired before Gettleman ever came on. If we're being completely honest from there, if he wasn't fired before Gettleman, he shouldve been fired by Gettleman once he came on.
Once we kept him and he accidentally went 12-4 because he was coaching as a completely different person due to being scared shitless, then we had every game since out last win to make the same decision.
Point is, considering all that already happened to get us to this season, Rivera shouldve been fired long before this week.
Richardson didn't give Gettleman that option. He said Rivera was staying long before the GM choice was made.
No GM is gonna fire a head coach in that situation.