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Paul Brown Out as Coach of Cleveland Browns

Jan. 9, 1963 - Paul E. Brown (pictured with guard Gene Hickerson), head coach and general manager of the Cleveland Browns, which he founded in 1946, no longer will serve in those capacities, Arthur Modell, president and principal owner of the NFL club, said today. Brown, not immediately available for comment, will remain as a vice president. Modell said the Browns had several coaching successors in mind. He hopes to announce a choice in about 10 days. Brown, 56, has a 33-year football coaching career behind him, spanning high school, college, and professional play. His phenomenal record includes 301 victories, 75 losses, and 15 ties. However, the Browns were a disappointment as they finished third in the league’s Eastern Conference the last two years. Modell, a New York advertising executive who bought a controlling interest in the Browns two years ago for a reported $4 million, was known to have several disagreements with the coach’s method of operation.

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