After weeks of waiting, the Cleveland Browns finally named George Kokinis as their new general manager on Sunday, just one week before the Super Bowl. Kokinis has spent the past 13 years with the Baltimore Ravens' organization, including the past six as the team's director of pro personnel.
"The Browns are excited to bring George back to Cleveland where he began his NFL career," said Browns owner Randy Lerner. "He is a tireless worker that has spent his entire career evaluating talent and knows the type of player it takes to be successful in this league and in our division."
"I would like to thank Randy Lerner for the extraordinary opportunity," said Kokinis. "Cleveland is a football town and I look forward to working alongside Eric Mangini and the rest of the organization."
In the end, Mangini/Kokinis is a far stretch from what we imagined towards the end of the season. Hopefully the pair works out for the best, because we missed out on a lot of the league's promising young head coaches this offseason.