49ers CEO Jed York preaches patience in coach, GM search

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is preaching patience as the team's search for a new coach and general manager enters its fourth week.

York fired first-year coach Chip Kelly and longtime general manager Trent Baalke on Jan. 1 after the team matched the worst record in franchise history with a 2-14 mark.

York has interviewed six coaching candidates with Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan the only remaining candidate. The Niners will meet again with Shanahan this week but can't sign him to a contract until after the Falcons play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5 against New England.

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There have also been nine interviews with potential general managers.

York says he wants to ''make sure that we get the right person.''


AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley contributed to this report


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