Jed York's wish list...
CEO Jed York wants to hire a coach-general manager combination. He is not sure whether that means the coach or general manager will be selected first – or whether they will simply be hired together.
“We need to make sure that the head coach and the general manager know each other, have a good understanding for each other,” York said. “(That) doesn’t mean that they had to have worked together in the past, but they have to have a good respect for each other and a good understanding and know that they have similar visions and philosophies on building a football team.”
York fired Trent Baalke, who held the title of general manager the past six years after taking over for Scot McCloughan as the 49ers’ top personnel executive the previous year. Here is a list of the confirmed candidates for the job: