Joe Banner Completes Most Hilarious Sports CEO Run Since Adam Aron


Multiple reports confirm that Joe Banner is out as Browns CEO. Michael Lombardi is also out as GM. Banner lasted only 16 months. He came in with a new ownership group led by Jimmy Haslam. In that time, this is what the Browns have done:

2012: 5-11.

December 31, 2012: Fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom (Heh)ckert.

January 10, 2013: Hired Rob Chudzinski as head coach.

January 18, 2013: Hired Michael Lombardi as GM.

January 21, 2013: Joe Banner claims Browns removed themselves from talks with Chip Kelly.

2013: 4-12.

December 29, 2013: Fired head coach Rob Chudzinski.

January 24, 2014: Hired Mike Pettine as head coach.

February 11, 2014: Fired CEO Joe Banner and GM Michael Lombardi.


UPDATE: Banner is officially out in May.

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