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Jon Gruden is now officially the head coach of the
The announcement came after the conclusion of the AFC
Wild Card game Gruden was working for ESPN as an
The move was the worst-kept secret in the
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have officially
hired Jon Gruden as their coach.
The team announced the move Saturday as soon as Gruden finished
his final broadcast as an announcer for ESPN. Gruden will be
formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday.
Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders
after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season. He
led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the
following season. He has been out of coaching since being fired
by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.
The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following the end of a
disappointing six-win season.
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