GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ Ray Sherman and Kippy Brown, who were NFL offensive coordinators last season, have joined the Green Bay Packers as assistant coaches.

Ray Sherman, after four years with the Minnesota Vikings, was hired Friday as wide receivers coach.

The Packers also confirmed Kippy Brown will be running backs coach after two seasons as Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator.

Sherman, 48, declined comment on his departure from the Vikings, whose quarterbacks he coached from 1995 to 1997.

``I don't know about what happened there. That's the past,'' he said. ``I look at what's been done here. I look at what's going to be.''

He was Minnesota offensive coordinator last season and offensive coordinator with Pittsburgh in 1998.

The Vikings had the NFL's third-ranked offense in 1999.

Sherman's background includes offensive coordinator for the New York Jets in 1994 and jobs with the San Francisco 49ers 1991-93.

``I like the fact that, throughout his career in the NFL, Ray has maintained a steady course as both a coach and as a person,'' said Packers coach Mike Sherman, who replaced Ray Rhodes.

Brown, 44, has been an NFL assistant for eight seasons, the last four with Miami. He was running backs coach in 1995 for Tampa Bay and for the Jets 1990-92.