CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Incoming Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III said earlier in the week that any changes regarding front office personnel would come at the end of the year.
However, that apparently won’t stop him from naming Joe Banner his chief executive Oct. 16th once he is approved as the new owner.
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora reports that Banner will likely be named CEO at the owners meetings in Chicago.
LaCanfora adds that Haslam might not be able to land an “A” list coach like John Gruden or Bill Cowher.
Haslam told FOX Business in an interview last week that the future of the current front office and coaching staff won’t likely be decided until the end of the season.
“We don’t officially own the team yet, and we’ve said all along that we’re not going to make any comments on personnel changes until after we own the team,” Haslam told the network. “It’s in about two weeks, and candidly we’ll be halfway through the football season so any personnel decisions we make would be made toward the end of the year.”