The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to _________. Allen went 4-12 in both 2012 and 2013, and was fired by owner Mark Davis following a meeting at the Raiders facility on Tuesday.
Allen's firing reportedly came down to his refusal to fire any of his assistants. Mark Davis was willing to retain Allen if he let several assistants go, but Allen's point-blank refusal forced Davis into action. Allen departs with a 8-24 record in Oakland.
While the Raiders face a daunting rebuilding process with a wide variety of needs on both sides of the ball, they'll finally enter an offseason with cap space in 2014 thanks to the maneuvering of GM Reggie McKenzie.