Category Archives: Ownership and management

Softli first; Baalke the favorite?

The NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora said, via Twitter on Tuesday, that “(he’d) be surprised if Trent Baalke doesn’t end up getting that position.” LaCanfora has broken several 49ers stories this season.

Paging Eddie D

“Interim” 49ers beat reporter Phil Barber here. As Eric Branch fights fatigue and holiday travelers to get back to the Bay Area, I’ll be covering the haps at 4949 Centennial today. I’ll throw you a longer report later. But before I get to some transcribing, here is a brief rundown on the press conference we just witnessed.

Spander on Franklin Mieuli

Want to get a better sense of former 49ers minority owner Franklin Mieuli, who died Sunday? Check out this story by someone who knew Mieuli well: Art Spander, who has been covering Bay Area sports since just after the 1906 earthquake. It’s a nice read.

Baalke comfortable with 49ers QB situation, not interested in Pacman

Trent Baalke, the 49ers’ director of player personnel who becomes the team’s top personnel man with the departure of general manager Scot McCloughan, says things will not dramatically change with him in control.   Baalke said he is very comfortable with the 49ers’ quarterback situation. And although he could not talk specifically about a trade […]

Jed York: ‘Alex is our guy’

Alex Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft. Now, the two individuals most responsible for selecting Smith are no longer with the 49ers.   Mike Nolan, who had the final say on personnel matters at the time, was fired as head coach in 2008. Now, Scot McCloughan, who held the role […]

York announces McCloughan’s departure as 49ers GM

Niners team president Jed York announced today what he described as a “mutual parting” with the 49ers and general manager Scot McCloughan. He did not get into reasons for the breakup of the union, citing it as a “private personnel matter.”   Director of player personnel Trent Baalke will take over for McCloughan and lead […]

49ers promise to break silence this evening

The 49ers are scheduled to end their orchestrated public silence today at 5 p.m. (PT). Team president and CEO Jed York has promised to join reporters on a conference call.   All questions have gone unanswered since news broke here Wednesday of general manager Scot McCloughan’s clouded future with the 49ers. It is unclear, exactly, […]

49ers sort out their roles post-McCloughan

The NFL is three weeks into its free-agent signing period. The draft is less than five weeks away. And the 49ers do not have an acting general manager. How will the 49ers cope during this crucial period of time without Scot McCloughan?

McCloughan: Lost sight of family while with 49ers

On the heels of the dialogue on an earlier post about keeping “personal” matters “personal,” Scot McCloughan had some interesting comments to SIRIUS NFL Radio’s Adam Schein.   “Family needs to come first and I lost sight of that with my position at the 49ers,” McCloughan was quoted as saying. “I will be back in […]

Officially, still no word from 49ers on McCloughan’s status

The 49ers still have no official comment about the status of general manager Scot McCloughan. In fact, the only person who has gone on the record with anything resembling an update is McCloughan’s agent, Peter Schaffer.   What we know, coming from Schaffer, is that McCloughan will not resign from his position with the team. […]