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Schottenheimer moved to hospice

Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer has been moved to a hospice facility near his home in Charlotte, N.C., according to a statement released by his family.

Schottenheimer, 77, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs, Browns, Chargers and Washington, but his tenure in Kansas City spanned the longest. He coached the Chiefs for 10 seasons, finishing first or second in the division in the first nine. Seven made the playoffs, though his defensive-dominant “Martyball” teams could not get over the hump and into the Super Bowl.

The 1993 team reached the AFC championship game.

Schottenheimer amassed the seventh-most regular-season wins in NFL history, with 200, and the eighth most of all time including the playoffs, with 205. He last coached the Chargers in 2006, finishing a 21-year head coaching career.

Atlanta Falcons executive Steve Cannon won the NFL’s Salute to Service Award. Now in its 10th year, the award recognizes exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. It will be presented Saturday at NFL Honors. Cannon is the CEO of AMB Sports and Entertainment, the company named for Falcons owner Arthur Blank