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The Giants announced today that Dave Gettleman has been selected as the team’s new general manager.

Gettleman, a 30-year NFL veteran who spent four seasons as the Carolina Panthers’ general manager and 15 as a personnel executive in the Giants organization, will be just the Giants’ fourth general manager since 1979, following George Young, Ernie Accorsi and Jerry Reese.

“Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a general manager and a proven track record,” president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said. “Dave’s experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding job as general manager in Carolina, and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency.”

Gettleman was one of four men to interview for the position. The others were interim general manager Kevin Abrams, the assistant G.M. for 16 years and a member of the organization for 19; Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross; and former NFL personnel executive and current ESPN analyst Louis Riddick.

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