Problem with AJ is that he and Marty didn't see eye to eye.
So come Black Monday, AJ doesn't fire Marty. Instead, he waits until coaching vacancies have all been filled and THEN he fires Marty.
Now, Marty was a good coach but was nearing the end of his career. So AJ, to spite Marty, fires him when he knows Marty can't get another head coaching job if nothing is open. AJ essentially forces Marty into retirement.
Unfortunately for AJ, he didn't have a lot in the coaching pool to choose from. So he had to settle for Norv.
Just like I know Ireland will be running the team for 2013 you should also know that Ross will have to buy seats for most games in 2013 to keep them from getting blacked out, so there is really no point in either of us complaining about those forgone conclusions.