"Obviously this is very emotional for me". I want to help deliver the best football team we can for the people here in Oakland. I never thought I'd be be back.
Gruden had been with ESPN since 2009 after his firing from the Buccaneers at the end of the 2008 National Football League season. I haven't won a game since 2008 - I haven't lost any either.
"I can't say enough about Jon and what he's done", McVay said, "and what he's been able to teach me and kind of the way he put his arm around me and taught me this game".
"I have a lot to prove", Gruden acquiesced. He has been out of coaching since being fired by Tampa Bay after the 2008 season. He has a 95-81 career record. His new contract will be $100 million for 10 years, which will take him with the franchise to Las Vegas in 2020. That deal was an obvious source of quizzing from the media, questions Gruden deftly deflected.More news: President Oprah? Golden Globes speech sparks rumours of 2020 run
"In my heart I feel this is the thing to do", Gruden said when asked about why the timing was finally right.
"Great coach, great motivator, great leader, great teacher in terms of just understanding the big picture", McVay said. "To me the money doesn't really come into play here at all".
"How long I stay here will be determined by how well we play". Al Davis hired a 34-year-old Gruden to be the team's head coach in 1998.
Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed out of his contract to join Gruden, per Rapoport.
The Raiders famously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay in 2002, where he proceeded to beat Oakland in the Super Bowl.