INDIANAPOLIS–Forty Niners General Manager Trent Baalke faced a cross-examination of sorts when he spoke to the media at the scounting combine.
Jim Harbaugh said last week that it was not a mutual decision for him to leave the 49ers. How would you respond?
“I have no response to that. Jim’s moved on. We’ve moved on. He’s got a heck-of-a job. We’ve got a new head football coach. We’re trying to get ready for the draft, free agency and the offseason program.”
How concerned are you about losing a coach that took you to the NFC Championship three times and the Super Bowl once?
“Jim did a heck of a job. He’s a heck of a coach. I think, once again, he’s gone his direction, we’ve gone ours. I feel very good about the direction we’re headed and I’m sure he does as well.”
So, based on his suggestion, the front office hierarchy forced him out of the organization. Why would they do that?
“Once again, he’s moved on, we’ve moved on and I think the important thing for us now is just to look forward, and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’ve got three important things happening here coming up and I know that’s where my focus is.”
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