Cleveland Browns Close To Naming George Kokinis As New GM

NFLGridironGabSenior Analyst IJanuary 22, 2009

The Cleveland Browns are talking about making a big announcement in the next few days, and there is no doubt that it will be that George Kokinis is taking the job as general manager for the team. Kokinis spoke to Randy Lerner on Wednesday, and it seems like it will be just a few days away before he is officially named the team’s new GM.

He also spent time with new Browns coach Eric Mangini on Monday and Tuesday, and it looks like Mangini is on board with Kokinis coming on board as well.

“We talked through every different issue that we could think of collectively and it was nice to be able to have that time to do that and over a very concentrated space—just the two of us,” Mangini said. “The way that we’ve done this is that we’ve had different meetings, and in terms of when and where, there’s been a bunch of them.”

“Randy and I have been talking a lot and we’re trying to move forward with the decision as quickly as we can. But it’s definitely a process and we’re not going to rush the process.”

Kokinis was the Ravens pro personnel director, and word was that he cleaned out his office the day after the teams AFC Title game loss to the Steelers, pointing more to his eventual move to being with the Browns.