The Las Vegas Raiders have found their next head coach and his name isn't Bill Belichick.
On Friday, the NFL club announced that Antonio Pierce had gotten the job. The latter had been the Raiders' interim head coach since October 31st. That day, the organization cleaned up its act by firing pilot Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler.
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Pierce was previously the linebackers coach. He also served in this position in the NFL, having worn the colors of the Washington Redskins (2001 to 2004) and the New York Giants (2005 to 2009).
This announcement ends the possibility of a return for the prolific Bill Belichick/Tom Brady duo. The former was recently fired from his position with the New England Patriots, while the latter is one of the minority owners of the Raiders.
The Las Vegas club finished its season with a record of 8-9 and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. The Raiders were 3-5 before firing McDaniels. Pierce led the team to five wins and four losses.