Chiefs CEO Hunt Takes on Bigger Role in Franchise

3 years 11 months 22 hours ago January 02, 2013 Jan 2, 2013 Wednesday, January 02 2013 Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:36:24 AM CST in Football
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.

In some ways, that's about to change.

Hunt fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday as part of a shakeup of the entire structure of a franchise that his father, the late Lamar Hunt, founded 53 years ago. The younger Hunt said he plans to hire the next coach and that the individual will report to him, rather than through the general manager - a change in the way the team has operated since its inception.

In fact, Hunt has refused to say whether GM Scott Pioli will be retained.

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