Oakland Raiders Officially Announce Jon Gruden Is Back As Head Coach

NFL broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden greets fans before an NFL preseason football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys in Oakland Calif. Monday Aug. 13 2012

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.

The announcement was made about 90 minutes after Gruden worked as the analyst on ESPN's coverage of the AFC playoff game at Kansas City between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

He is one of at least three coaches reported to have been definitely linked to Gruden's new staff, even though Gruden's position will not be official until Tuesday.

Gruden reportedly is set to strike a deal for 10 years and $100 million to be the Raiders' next head coach, ESPN reported Friday.

The Raiders touted Gruden's hire as "unfinished business" after Gruden went 38-26 in four seasons as the team's head coach from 1998-2001. His Buccaneers beat the Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII. Overall, Gruden is 95-81 in 11 seasons.

This time it is really happening, and Raiders fans should be excited. He was Philadelphia's quarterbacks coach when the Eagles played in the Super Bowl against New England in the 2004 season.

The 52-year-old Shurmur, who had a two-year stint as the Cleveland Browns' head coach, was the fourth person the Giants have spoken in their search to find a replacement for Ben McAdoo, who was sacked on December 4 after less than two years on the job. More than a decade later, Shell's second stint with the franchise lasted one year and led to just two wins.

McKenzie, 54, spent 18 years in personnel for the Packers before taking the Raiders' general manager job in 2012. It's also likely going to be a huge selling point for the Raiders as they attempt to lure free agents this offseason, and in the coming years.

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