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“I’m not worried about individual things like that. What bothers me is we come in here, this is a playoff-caliber game, and we didn’t get it done,” York said. “And that’s the bottom line.”

York said he plans to hire a general manager and will open a search to fill the job. Since former GM Scot McCloughan departed last March _ and ended up with Seattle _ in what York called a “mutual parting,” San Francisco’s football operations have been run by vice president of player personnel Trent Baalke. He was responsible for selecting two offensive linemen with the team’s first-round draft picks in April, and both Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati are starters on the Niners’ revamped offensive line.

York was asked whether a new general manager would help in a potential coaching search.

“We’ll have a general manager, and as we go forward, that will be something that the general manager and I discuss together,” York said.

Finding a quarterback will be another priority. Alex Smith most certainly will be gone after this season once the 2005 No. 1 overall pick’s contract expires.

“One more week. We can start talking about that in one more week. I understand my contract is up and what’s at stake,” he said. “We’ll finish out here and see what happens.”

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AP Sports Writer R.B. Fallstrom in St. Louis contributed to this story.