Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

Jon Gruden to be named coach of Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders will sign Jon Gruden to the longest coaching deal in National Football League history - a 10-year contract likely approaching $100 million - when it is made official Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says Gruden's return will be made official in a Tuesday press conference, and that he's be handed the coaching keys to the franchise for the next decade.

Gruden will replace former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who was sacked Sunday after a disappointing six-win season.

He last coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leading them to their first and only Super Bowl.

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He amassed a 57-55 record in seven seasons as Tampa Bay's coach. During that time, the Raiders won two AFC West titles and advanced to the conference championship once. ESPN reported that Davis was in hot pursuit for Gruden with a persuasive offer that included an ownership stake in the Raiders. His last game with Oakland was the infamous "Tuck Rule" game during the 2002 playoffs that helped launch the Patriots dynasty. Gruden holds an all-time mark of 95-81 over 11 seasons with the Raiders and the Bucs and is 5-4 in the playoffs.

"We believe the Rooney Rule was complied with".

Several assistant coaches have already been hired by the Raiders in anticipation of Gruden's hiring. He was sacked after going 9-7 in 2008 with the Buccaneers, his seventh season with the team.

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