What is it with sports and contracts? Why do we always talk about a coach or player leaving when he still has time on his deal? First it was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, now its quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Harbaugh was reportedly visiting the Kansas Jayhawks to give a pep talk before their game with Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kansas when he decided to take part in the pre-game shoot around. ESPN’s cameras were rolling when he popped a half-court shot and drained it, drawing stunned reactions from the college players.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has shot down reports that he was nearly traded to the Cleveland Browns or that there are rifts between him and 49ers brass or his players.
“I really don’t think there’s anything there,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Rumors last month that the 49ers nearly traded head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns caught many members of the 49er Empire by surprise. In the aftermath, word of a division between the front office and coaching staff surfaced. Now come new murmurs that some players are growing tired of the coach as well.
The friction between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and General Manager Trent Baalke has raised questions about the value of Harbaugh’s services.
From everything I read it’s all about money. Seven million, $10 million, name your price and the 49ers will have to pay it. Or is this about more than money?
Despite the team’s success under Harbaugh – he’s taken them to the NFC Championship game in each of his first three years – the 49ers have not yet extended Harbaugh’s contract, which expires at the end of the 2015 season.
The San Francisco 49ers were very close to completing a trade with the Cleveland Browns that would have sent coach Jim Harbaugh to Cleveland, according to a published report.
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