San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said philosophical differences led to the breakup between the team and former head coach Jim Harbaugh, but said the decision to "mutually part ways" wasn't easy.
"Jim and I have had conversations since he's been here, but in the last, probably two or three weeks, we've talked about it, we've talked about different scenarios, different opportunities, and ultimately we just came to the conclusion that it was best for us to go in different directions," York said.
"Again, we've had philosophical discussions, and when we sat down we just couldn't come to a place where we thought moving together was the best for either party. This wasn't us saying, 'Jim, you're fired, you're not here anymore.' This wasn't Jim saying, 'I don't want to be there, I'm leaving.' It was a discussion that took place over a decent amount of time to figure out what's best for everybody involved.
"It wasn't an easy conclusion for anybody, but that's where we ended up."Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed