Chargers Have Fired Norv Turner And A.J. Smith
Black Friday continues on as expected with 2 more dismissals. Pro Football Talk is reporting that the San Diego Chargers have fired head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos reportedly had already made his mind up a few weeks ago.
“I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day,” Spanos said in a statement. “Both Norv and A.J. are consummate NFL professionals, and they understand that in this league, the bottom-line is winning. My only goal is the Super Bowl, and that is why I have decided to move in a new direction with both our head coach and general manager positions. I am committed to our great fans, and we will do whatever we possibly can to achieve that goal.”
Turner has a 59-43 record as the Chargers’ head coach.