(CBS) Chairman George McCaskey has made it abundantly clear — his family will remain in ownership of its Bears.
“Nothing has changed,” McCaskey said on the Mully & Hanley Show on Thursday. “I’ve said it the same way every time. We have no intention of selling. My brother, Pat, says it very well. We intend to hold onto the Bears until the second coming. My brother, Mike, when he was president of the Bears, said it very well. We want to discourage people from even making inquiries. We have no intention.
“There is no price. We have no intention.”
McCaskey spoke to 670 The Score a day after he, coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace met with the media at Halas Hall and recapped a 3-13 season, the Bears’ worst under a 16-game schedule.
McCaskey has been in his position of chairman since 2011. His grandfather, George Halas, founded the Bears organization in 1920.
The Bears have endured recent struggles, including one of the worst three-year stretches in franchise history. Fox and Pace are 9-23 in their current positions since taking over in January 2015.
Given that it’s a family team struggling, McCaskey knows well the hardest part of his role.
“The most difficult part of my job is, after a loss, looking Virginia McCaskey in the eye,” he said. “That’s tough.”