Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/4/13

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Scott Pioli of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
The sun is shining brighter in Kansas City this morning.After four years of a less than mediocre regime, Scott Pioli is out of Kansas City, and faith and hope has been restored in fans.The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have parted ways with Pioli—who served as the GM for four years—in what was considered a ‘mutual agreement.’Speculation began at the end of the season that Pioli’s time in Kansas City was up after head coach Romeo Crennel was fired, and Clark Hunt stated that “no final determination has been made at this point on the future of GM Scott Pioli.”That determination has been made.Hunt stated that he himself would lead the search for a new head coach, and immediately went after long-time Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid. Reid, who spent 14 years with the Eagles, was fired at the end of a disappointing 4-12 season.Pioli was present during the Chiefs meeting with Reid on Wednesday - that lasted nearly nine hours - but it is not known to what role he played i...
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