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Oakland Raiders sign Jon Gruden as their next head coach

07 January 2018

According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Packers requested an interview with Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, but McKenzie declined.

The worst-kept secret in the National Football League is now out in the open as Jon Gruden will be introduced as the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders during a press conference on Tuesday, a move that caught the attention of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Gruden spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 season after a 9-7 season.

Gruden beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers but didn't win another playoff game for Tampa Bay in his final six seasons.

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a 6-10 season as rumors team owner Mark Davis had targeted Gruden to replace Del Rio. There had been multiple reports over the past couple of days linking the Raiders to Gruden, and the rumors continued to swirl last Saturday as the reports intensified.


ALAMEDA The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Jon Gruden as their coach. "The only question is when it happens".

But a few hours and one Chiefs collapse later, it finally was. There had been speculation going on for several years now that Gruden and the Raiders would reunite someday.

The 54-year-old spent seven seasons as the Bucs coach, but was sacked following the 2008 campaign after a 9-7 term. "He has to get used to Jon Gruden being his coach, but also being in his life on an everyday basis..." I'm not in here every day at 4:30 or 4:00 in the morning watching pinball. Not only have you lived up to it, you've enhanced it in your performance here, but I know you're looking forward to getting back to coaching.

Oakland Raiders sign Jon Gruden as their next head coach