ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have formally employed Jon Gruden as their coach.
The staff introduced the transfer Saturday as quickly as Gruden completed his remaining broadcast as an announcer for ESPN. Gruden will probably be formally launched at a information convention Tuesday.
Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season. He led the Buccaneers to the Tremendous Bowl title over Oakland the next season. He has been out of teaching since being fired by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season.
The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following the top of a disappointing six-win season.