Oakland Raiders: Jon Gruden set to return to Silver and Black

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The Oakland Raiders officially named Jon Gruden their new head coach Saturday night.

After Gruden worked ESPN's wild-card broadcast of Tennessee's win over the Chiefs, the Raiders announced Gruden as the team's coach.

It had been reported from a number of media outlets that Gruden would return as coach and receive a formal introduction Tuesday during a news conference. He was sacked by Tampa Bay following the 2008 season and has spent the past nine years as an announcer at ESPN. He led the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl title over Oakland the following season. The defense struggled mightily before a late-season switch from fired coordinator Ken Norton Jr.to play-caller John Pagano.

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The announcement comes less than a week after the Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday. Del Rio went 25-23 in three seasons with Oakland.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders are expected to offer him a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in National Football League history, which will reportedly be worth more than $100 million.

Gruden coached the Raiders between the 1998 and 2001 seasons.

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Fellow Oakland coach Steve Kerr said he was thrilled for Gruden, but also noted that it was a lot more than he is making.

In his 11 years of coaching, Gruden compiled a 95-81 record, including a Super Bowl championship with the Bucs during the 2012 season. In fact, Cincinnati has been one of the most frequent sources to find first-time head coaches over the past decade. Ditka became legendary in the city thanks to leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl title following the 1985 season, but he was sacked after going 5-11 in 1992.

But there has been mostly a run of losing seasons under nine coaches as only the Cleveland Browns had lost more games during Gruden's 16-year absence than the Raiders.

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