Chargers coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith reportedly to be let go after season

12/06/2012 at 2:49 pm By

After yet another disappointing season, the San Diego Chargers will reportedly part ways with general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner, per U-T San Diego’s Kevin Acee:

Not only will head coach Norv Turner be gone at the end of the season, but general manager A.J. Smith will be fired as well, as the Chargers make a monumental break from an era that was arguably the most successful and most disappointing in team history.

Sources said this week that Chargers President Dean Spanos essentially decided at least a month ago that Turner’s time was drawing to a rapid close. Spanos, sources said, has more recently resigned himself to the fact that Smith can’t be kept in the current environment of plummeting performance and fan unrest.

The Chargers are currently 4-8 this season and have been declining annually since a 13-3 record under Turner in 2009. The Chargers record since 2009 has fallen to 9-7 and 8-8, respectively.

Turner’s overall record with the Chargers is 53-39 in seven-plus seasons. Smith has been the Chargers GM since 2003. The Chargers have a 92-64 with Smith as their general manager.


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