Broncos Fire Shanahan, Owner Pat Bowlen Talks

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After a disappointing end to a difficult season, long-time head coach Mike Shanahan was let go by the Broncos.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen says, "It is certainly a difficult decision, but one I feel must be made and which will ultimately be in the best interests of all concerned."

That decision, to fire his long-time head coach Mike Shanahan.
The head coach helped the Broncos win two Super bowls, had a record of 146-89, and spent 21 years with the team as either the head coach or an assistant.

The final three losses of Shanahan's tenure may have been the toughest. A win in any of those final three games would have taken the team into the post season. The three losses added up to a monumental collapse for a team that seemed a shoe-in for a playoff spot.

Shanahan, 56, took the head coaching job in 1995, won those Super bowls in 1998 and 1999, and had the second longest coaching run with the same NFL team.

Bowlen's written statement says "After giving this careful consideration, I have concluded that a change in our football operations is in the best interest of the Denver Broncos."

Bowlen will host a news conference Wednesday morning at Broncos' headquarters. Shanahan will address reporters after that. We'll have continuing coverage on KKTV and

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