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Raiders hire Jon Gruden to be their head coach once again, reports say

Jon Gruden, shown in 2014, will be announced as the Raiders' head coach on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports,
Jon Gruden, shown in 2014, will be announced as the Raiders’ head coach on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports,
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Jon Gruden will be announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders at a press conference on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

Gruden is said to have agreed to a 10-year deal worth more than $100 million with the team he coached from 1998-2001. During that time, the Raiders won two AFC West titles and advanced to the conference championship once.

In 2002, Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay, where he coached the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory over the Raiders the following season. He was fired by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season and has served as a color commentator for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” ever since.

Under the new deal with the Raiders, Gruden’s coordinators will receive four-year contracts, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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Gruden’s candidacy for the Raiders’ head coaching job has been rumored ever since the team fired Jack Del Rio on Sunday after a disappointing 6-10 season.

charles.schilken@latimes.com

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