• Cleveland Browns' Jimmy Haslam, Joe Banner will move quickly to hire coach, then personnel man

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Dec 31, 2012
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner said they felt the next coach of the team would take on a great opportunity in the NFL. During his press conference Monday, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he planned to hire a coach first, then a personnel man to replace fired general manager Tom Heckert. Browns CEO Joe Banner, right, and owner Jimmy Haslam said Monday they enter the interviewing process for a new coach and GM "extremely confident'' they can attract the top candidates. Banner said "the head coach will play a bigger role going forward'' and will help decide on the right player personnel director or GM. Haslam was a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers before purchasing a controlling interest in the Browns earlier this year. We think the person that can come in here and make the Cleveland Browns a winner will be recognized as one of the great coaches of all-time and will be beloved in this area. Another candidate on their radar, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, a Canton, Ohio native, informed teams Monday he'll stay in New England for now, according to Schefter.
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      Source: cleveland.com
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      Source: cleveland.com
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      Source: cleveland.com
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  • Why Browns are hiring a coach before GM

    The Browns made an announcement that caught reporters off guard Monday when they revealed that a head coach will be hired before the personnel director/general manager. In the football world, that is typically opposite of what many teams do. But owner J…
    Source: ESPN.com

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