Bill Parcells will return to New York — well technically New Jersey – this week to receive his Hall of Fame ring. Parcells will be presented with the ring at halftime of the New York Giants game against the Denver Broncos.
“The Giants are the ones that took the chance on me [in 1983], so that’s certainly a very big step,” Parcells said during an interview, reported by Bob Glauber of Long Island Newsday. “That was certainly a very big step to be able to help the organization do something of significance.”
Parcells coached the New York football Giants to Super Bowl wins in 1986 and 1990, and returned to the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 1997 in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. “The Tuna” also coached the Jets and Cowboys before retiring in 2006.
Several former New York Giants’ players will be in attendance with Parcells including Y.A. Tittle, Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson, and Frank Gifford.
“I think it’s great that they’ll all be there,” Parcells said. “That means a lot to me. There are so many players and coaches and people that were so important to me during my time there. A lot of people had a lot to do with it.”