Payton has two years remaining on his Saints contract.
"I know this, I hope when I'm finished as a coach this is my last spot coaching," said Payton. "And honestly, I don't see myself coaching 10, 15 more years. "My son is dying for me to be at his practice, and my daughter is dying for me to be at more of her events."
Payton estimates that flying on a private plane is 90 minutes door to door from his office at the Saints complex to the family's new home, which he believes allows him to remain committed to the Saints while his family is in the area where he plans to eventually retire. The family will live in a home the family is purchasing in the exclusive Vaquero Club, an upscale golf community that is home to numerous PGA Tour professionals as well as the Jonas Brothers.
"When my wife and I relocated our family from Dallas, we had always dreamed of someday settling there," said Payton. "We feel that now is the best time to do this. It's decision that I'm sure many families have to confront, and I don't know if there is any right or wrong decision -- just the best one you can make for your own family."
When the news broke that Payton was moving, I thought there was little reason for the Who Dat Nation to get bent out of shape about this development. But it seems that Payton and the Saints' brass are spending too much time trying to persuade us all that the move means nothing.
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