1.4: 49ers hire Trent Baalke as GM
SportsNet Central reports Trent Baalke is the 49ers' new GM.
-- is Jim Harbaugh as oyster at this point -- a number of NFL teams including a forty niners. Also interested in his services while Jim is keeping his future plans tight lipped his brother John a AKA the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. Isn't being quite as court. They played good football team in Virginia Tech in. And really dominate football games so he has so much respect for frank beamer what they've done their so I think it means a lot to him in the program. -- the job opportunities I think that does go with the territory a little bit at that level. And I don't know what he's gonna do I yeah I think the -- get things done now. -- generous in doing that which is hard for him because he loves Michigan. But this has a lot of its effort to see what happens. More to come on hardball more on -- -- on Harbaugh later in the show over right now we're gonna get back to our lead story and while command. Our own Matt male -- via the phone mine Matt big news involving tried talking it looks like it's a done deal all adjust what do you know about this that this. Point well I mean it yeah in the corner and decided to go with Trent balky it. It's something that everybody sort of expected would happen all long course many blocker on many buck reported last week -- he would definitely get the job and I Jed York yeah. Went around and talked a lot of different people he liked what he heard from. From Mike Lombardi. The former Raiders personnel guy -- -- get your called around. To the people that he interviewed the throughout the last week and informed them that he inherited Detroit that the two people. Lombardi who interviewed that day in person with Jed York. And -- balky. And I think at the end of the day. They've pretty much went the way everybody thought he would be traded marquis who served. Indeed general manager duties for the past nine months -- Jed York says. Did a great job -- he's the guy that get your -- this could be that general manager of the 49ers. Matt how quickly you expect an official announcement from the niners and then after that how quickly do you expect them to. Getting head coach hired. I don't know with the official announcement won't go won't beat. And I understand it Mike Lombardi is -- Probably flying right now alternated back to his home so I don't know the team. I'd I don't know the logistics of how they want to live now this but I. I can confirm you that it is -- done deal. -- -- will be the general manager. In the first order of business is starting the head coaching interviews. I'll probably tomorrow. And I would expect that the -- who want to get something done in a hurry. Of course he was in Miami wonder what his meetings with Jim Harbaugh -- like Matt thank you very much of the time from Matt Malcolm we're gonna go to Palo Alto where the woman who. Broke the news that -- ball he would be hired as the GM. Palmer press press menu box and maybe you'd ever get Jim Harbaugh the Stanford Cardinal just returned from the Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech will get to that a second -- Your thoughts on this finally being a done deal with a -- -- Illini any surprise David you mention all on sources that told me that marquis is the guy that is Jed York and he had a very good working relationship along with -- -- take. And if you really think about it if they need to get a head coach indeed something for this team in the future they need is set it up quickly -- makes sense that they've been doing that possibly -- the past few weeks it was good to talk to other candidates for the general manager positions trying get their take on the -- and maybe some of the things they can bring to the team. But in the end they had to go to plan I'm sure they already formulated a few weeks out.