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Money's important, but not bottom line

Updated: April 19, 2005, 12:41 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Mike Nolan knew he was taking on more than just a coaching job when he was hired by the San Francisco 49ers.

Going slightly against a trend in which coach/general managers are losing their personnel duties, Nolan accepted the challenge of being the main decision-maker on everything. Like New England's Bill Belichick, he runs coaching and scouting. Not only is Nolan the face and spokesman for the organization, he's also the brain, the conscience.

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