Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

Steve Corkran on Twitter:

Jon Gruden will be officially named the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in a "splashy" press conference Tuesday according to Steve Corkran and confirmed by Adam Schefter.

The previous coach Jack Del Rio was sacked after the last game of the season, and Gruden is set to interview with them Monday. Gruden spent four years as coach for the Raiders before being dealt to Tampa Bay, where he beat Oakland in the Super Bowl following his first season in 2002. However, prior to that he coached in Oakland for 4 seasons.

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Gruden posted a 38-26 record with Oakland from 1998-2001, guiding the team to a pair of playoff berths and the AFC Championship game in his last two seasons. It is believed that he will bring in well regarded Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther to run his defense. He has a 95-81 career record. Bisaccia was the special teams coordinator for all seven seasons Gruden was Tampa Bay's head coach. Both the league and the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the diversity group that works closely with the NFL on its minority hiring practices, say the Raiders complied with the rule. "We'll see what decision they make". He was sacked after going 9-7 in 2008 with the Buccaneers, his seventh season with the team.

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

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