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The San Diego Chargers officially fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith on Monday. San Diego finished 7-9 this year and went 8-8 last year. The Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight year. "I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day," team president Dean Spanos said in a statement. "Both Norv and A.J. are consummate NFL professionals, and they understand that in this league, the bottom-line is winning. My only goal is the Super Bowl, and that is why I have decided to move in a new direction with both our head coach and general manager positions. I am committed to our great fans, and we will do whatever we possibly can to achieve that goal." Turner, 60, was 55-40 over six seasons as the Chargers coach. He also coached the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. His career record is 114-122-1. The move certainly was not a surprise to Turner, who said after Sunday...
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