boy I didn't see this coming AT ALL
don't think anybody did really
the fact that this guy was ever in position to be the PRESIDENT, a position once held by Carmen Policy, of the team was ridiculous. time to bring in a football guy to steer the ship in the right direction.
HE FIRED BILL WALSH
HE WAS THE SOURCE OF THE LEAKS
HE WAS THE INSTIGATOR OF THE FEUD BETWEEN HARBAUGH AND UPPER MANAGEMENT
By Cam Inman and Tim Kawakami
Paraag Marathe’s stint as the 49ers president is nearing an end after almost two years, though he’s remaining with the franchise to handle other interests, according to a source Thursday night.
Al Guido, who assumed Marathe’s former role of chief operating officer, is most likely to take on more responsibilities within the organization.
Marathe’s reassignment was also reported by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, which noted that Marathe would remain the 49ers’ lead salary-cap administrator and top contract negotiatior.
Team CEO Jed York, in a text message to this newspaper earlier Thursday night, said Marathe was “still the president” and “going to be part of the team and businesses that my family runs for a long time.”
The front office’s restructuring comes with the 49ers (3-8) mired in last place in the NFC West and assured their second straight, non-winning season.
Marathe has long worked closely with general manager Trent Baalke and often sat next to him at games in the press box. Baalke is in his sixth season overseeing player personnel, and his contract is set to expire after the 2016 season.
Marathe, 38, made a remarkable rise through the 49ers front office since joining the franchise in 2001, eventually claiming the role of team president on Jan. 21, 2014, when he replaced minority owner Gideon Yu in that role.
Marathe’s acumen as the chief negotiator on player contracts and salary-cap management had solidified his place in the 49ers’ hierarchy. Meanwhile, Marathe also developed contentious and distru****l relationships with some players and agents, multiple league sources said.
Marathe has been an avid proponent of statistical analytics throughout his 15 years with the franchise, an area that’s been welcomed by some and scorned by others.
Prior to his appointment as president, Marathe was the chief operating officer for three years, supervising such aspects as business operations, production, marketing, ticketing and suites, and stadium operations. He became the 49ers’ chief contract negotiator in 2004.
Marathe was named this year to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. Beside his 49ers duties, he’s helped lead Sacramento’s crusade to land a Major League Soccer team. He’s been a lecturer at Stanford and a guest speaker at the MIT SLOAN Sports Analytic Conference.
sounds like they're not going to formally announce the change until the season is over. maybe they promised not to announce it right now to save face for paraag.