Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Raiders to name Gruden coach on Tuesday

Raiders to name Gruden coach on Tuesday

Gruden's new Raiders deal is for 10 years and $100 million, according to ESPN.

A person with knowledge of the team's plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching.

Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst, coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001, winning AFC West titles in his last two seasons.

Gruden guided the Buccaneers to the 2003 Super Bowl title, defeating Oakland 48-21 in the championship contest.

This season Oakland missed the playoffs with a final record of 6-10, after ending a 14-year postseason drought a season ago finishing 12-4. He was sacked by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has served as a color coordinator for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" ever since.

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Gruden coached the Raiders between the 1998 and 2001 seasons.

Appearing on ESPN's Golic and Wingo (h/t Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com) on Wednesday, Gruden confirmed he has spoken with Raiders owner Mark Davis regarding the opening and added, "I think there's a good chance", when asked about whether he would accept the job. "Minority candidates were interviewed", National Football League executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart said during a conference call Friday. He won the Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers, beating the Raiders.

"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with".

Other teams have also done it, with one of the most recent notable coaching hires being Joe Gibbs in Washington.

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