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49ers' coach search hinges on GM hiring

Updated: December 28, 2010, 9:46 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco team president and CEO Jed York is turning to his uncle, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., for advice on how to fix the underachieving franchise.

DeBartolo will serve as a consultant in the process of finding a general manager, and York also plans to talk to Patriots president Jonathan Kraft about what works so well for New England. Only after a GM is in place will a new coach be hired, and there's no timetable. Jim Tomsula will coach the 49ers ...

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