Rich Bisaccia named Raiders interim head coach following Jon Gruden resignation

Richard Morin
USA TODAY Sports Plus

Rich Bisaccia is interim head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders following the resignation of Jon Gruden.

Gruden resigned Monday after homophobic and misogynistic emails were revealed by The New York Times. The news came three days after The Wall Street Journal reported Gruden used a racist trope to describe NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith.

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Players were told Bisaccia would take over a couple hours before the team officially announced the move, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports+ senior NFL insider Josina Anderson.

Bisaccia, 61, is in his fourth season with the Raiders as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. He previously spent seven seasons coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Gruden from 2002-08.

The Times reported Gruden used insensitive language in emails sent over a period of seven years. The emails were obtained by the NFL as part of an unrelated investigation.

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