Ben McAdoo, who was fired as Giants head coach on Monday along with GM Jerry Reese, released a statement on Wednesday.
"It was a privilege and an honor to serve as the head coach of the New York Giants and be a member of the organization for four years," McAdoo said. "I thank the Mara family, the Tisch family, and Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin for taking a chance on a first time offensive coordinator and enabling me to take an important step in my career."
After becoming head coach in 2016, McAdoo went 13-16, which included the playoff loss to the Packers last season.
"My family and I enjoyed every day of my tenure with the Giants, thanks in large part to the commitment of everybody in the organization," McAdoo's statement continued. "I particularly want to thank the entire coaching staff for their dedication and hard work. I would be remiss if I did not thank the support staff who are often underappreciated but vital to the success of any football team.
"Finally, I will always appreciate having had the chance to coach so many outstanding players. As I have said many times, they are men of talent, and I believe in their integrity and character. I wish them and the entire organization sucess in the future."
McAdoo was replaced on an interim basis by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who thanked McAdoo prior to his press conference on Thursday.