Tony Sparano named assistant head coach of Raiders

Thursday January 24th, 2013

Tony Sparano has been named the assistant head coach of the Oakland Raiders, according to a tweet Wednesday afternoon from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sparano was fired by the New York Jets earlier in January after one year with the team. He had been the Jets' offensive coordinator but the team ranked 30th in total offense with 299.2 yards per game, finishing with an overall record of 6-10.

Sparano had previously served as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011 and had also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys.

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