Cleveland Browns Fire Coach, GM: AP Source

Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert were given the news Monday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press

By Tom Withers
|  Monday, Dec 31, 2012  |  Updated 9:54 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Pro Athletes' Wives & Girlfriends

Getty Images

Pat Shurmur, left, has been fired from his post as the Cleveland Browns' coach, according to an Associated Press source.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert.

Shurmur and Heckert were informed Monday at the team's facility, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the moves. The dismissals come one day after the Browns lost their finale 24-10 in Pittsburgh, completing a 5-11 season.

Shurmur went 9-23 in two seasons with the Browns, who have undergone almost constant change since their return to the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1999. Heckert infused Cleveland's roster with talent during three years with the team.

Owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will try to turn around a franchise that has lost at least 11 games the past five seasons.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Get Fit With NBC Connecticut!
The Health & Wellness Festival is back in... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out