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Raiders to hire Marvin Lewis as assistant head coach

Multiple reports out right now are saying Antonio Pierce will be naming longtime former NFL head coach Marvin Lewis is assistant head coach.

On the same day the news broke that the Raiders are expected to name former Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury their offensive coordinator, they have landed another former head coach for Pierce’s staff.

The 65-year-old Lewis spent 16 years (!) as the head coach of the Bengals, his last season being in 2018. He had a career winning record of 131-122 in Cincinnati.

Prior to that he was a defensive coordinator in Baltimore for six years an Washington for one year.

Ten times in his career as either a DC or a head coach his team had a defense ranked in the top ten. He was an advisor for the Raiders late last season when they had the league’s best defense over the final nine games.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire