4 reasons why the Las Vegas Raiders head coach is an attractive job
Location, location, location
Raider Nation used to joke that the Oakland Coliseum was a dump, but it was our dump. The beloved multi-use stadium was the oldest in the NFL by a wide margin and it certainly looked the part. The Coliseum was known more for sewage leaks and a dirt infield than it was for featuring a good football team.
It was not the biggest factor but playing in an old stadium and using an ancient team facility did little to help attract free agents.
Now, thanks to Mark Davis and the move to Las Vegas, the Raiders have a brand-new state-of-the-art stadium and an incredible team facility just down the road. Allegiant Stadium is one of the gems of the NFL and has gotten rave reviews from both home and away fans alike.
Playing under the lights in a brand-new stadium and working in a state-of-the-art facility will certainly help attract talent and that includes a top-tier head coach.
The other aspect of the location is working in the growing market that is the Las Vegas metropolitan area and living in a state without an income tax. This has been discussed as a potential advantage for the Raiders as they offer a near West Coast location without the West Coast taxes.
This is not to say that a premium coach will choose the Raiders just to save money on his tax bill, but it certainly helps that he can avoid the steep income taxes of places like New York or California.