HOUSTON – Gary Kubiak was fired as coach of the Houston Texans effectively immediately, the team announced Friday morning.
Texans owner Bob McNair made the announcement at a press conference at Reliant Stadium after the team lost its 11 consecutive game of the season Thursday night against division rival the Jackson Jaguars. The Texans are 2-11 after beginning the season as a favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
McNair said that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.
Kubiak was the longest tenured head coach in the NFL before his resignation. Kubiak had spent the last eight seasons with the Texans.
The 52-year-old coach returned to coaching on the sidelines on Sunday after spending the two previous games coaching from the press box after suffering a mini-stroke at halftime of their game against Indianapolis.
The coach suffered a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is briefly interrupted, typically by a blood clot or narrowed blood vessels.