49ers hope hiring Shanahan ends revolving door

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For the third straight offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York hired a new head coach and introduced him with a news conference full of platitudes.

After running off Jim Harbaugh following the 2014 season and Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly after one-year tenures the past two seasons, York believes he has found the right man in Kyle Shanahan to lead the Niners back to respectability first and then into championship contention.

York has bet heavily on it, giving Shanahan and new general manager John Lynch six-year contracts and a promise of patience after the recent revolving door.

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