Jon Gruden officially hired as Raiders’ new head coach

Gruden returns to Oakland in a highly anticipated move after coaching the team from 1998-2001.

Gruden completed his final ESPN assignment on Saturday by calling the Tennessee Titans’ wild-card win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Though colleague Sean McDonough congratulated him on his final broadcast, Gruden did not acknowledge his acceptance of the position during the broadcast.

He is set to be introduced during a news conference on Tuesday. Oakland becomes the first of six teams to fill a head coaching vacancy this offseason. 

Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, compiling a 40-28 record including the postseason before he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent seven seasons with the Buccaneers, winning a Super Bowl title against the Raiders in the 2002 season.

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