Scott Pioli takes career turn

June, 17, 2013
6/17/13
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Scott Pioli has found steady work for the upcoming NFL season.

As anticipated, it will be outside of an NFL building. NBC announced Monday that the former Kansas City Chiefs general manager will join its "Football Night in America" broadcast team on Sunday nights during the season. He will be part of the studio team.

It is not a surprise that the articulate Pioli received a high-profile broadcasting position. He will offer some solid insight. It is also not a surprise that Pioli is, at least for now, stepping away from working for an organization. It was expected when Pioli was fired after four seasons in Kansas City that he would take some time off.

When will Pioli return to a front office? That’s difficult to answer. First, he will need an offer, but he may decide the high profile, less-pressured world of broadcasting suits him at this point.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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