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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Joe Banner
After a 25-day search, the Cleveland Browns hired Mike Pettine as their new head coach last month.
The Browns fired their coach after one season. Now they're sweeping out their front office.
Confidence trickling from every response, Mike Pettine handled the onslaught of questions at his introductory news conference like a seasoned pro. He was in total control.
The Browns have been looking for a coach since firing Rob Chudzinski on Dec. 29. Team officials flew to Mobile, Ala., this week to interview the 47-year-old Pettine, who spent one season with the Bills after four as defensive coordinator of the New York Jets.
Mike Pettine got a second look from the Browns, who could be zeroing in on their next coach.
The Browns' coaching search - or is it a scramble? - could be nearing a conclusion.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is asking Cleveland fans to be patient as he looks to replace the coach he fired after one season.
The Browns' list of coaching candidates keeps shrinking.
Another qualified coaching candidate has eluded the Browns.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McDaniels' second chance as an NFL head coach won't be with the Browns.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns CEO Joe Banner once found a young head coach not far from the frozen tundra of Green Bay's Lambeau Field.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The presumed favorite in the Browns' coaching search says he's in the running.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bob Stoops has so far resisted the temptation to jump to the NFL. Maybe it's time, and maybe it's with the Browns.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam understands the situation looks bad, even embarrassing. He bungled his first NFL coaching hire and can't afford to make another mistake.
Rob Chudzinski's dream job turned out to be temporary gig.
"I know we were exhaustive to the point that we caused people to question and wonder," said CEO Joe Banner. "It wasn't fun. But what you've got to do in the end is try to focus on what you're trying to do, which is find a coach you think can lead your team effectively for a long time."
"We wanted to be thorough from the start," CEO Joe Banner said, "and we interviewed as many people as we could.