Cleveland Browns Owner Randy Lerner Fires GM George Kokinis

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Daniel Wolf in NFL
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The Randy Lerner hands-on approach to running the Cleveland Browns began this afternoon with the firing of General Manager George Kokinis. Kokinis came on board with the team after head coach Eric Mangini was already hired, which was a very weird approach by Lerner because usually a general manager is hired first, and then the head coach. Still Lerner, who is usually a hands-off type of guy when it comes to running his business, has begun to change his style by making the first big move of the 2009 NFL season, and firing his GM. Kokinis was fired at lunchtime, and it was reported that he was escorted out by security and never returned. He was supposed to be Mangini's superior, but it turned out that he was more of Mangini's right hand man and Lerner was fed up with the lack of hierarchy ...

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