The owner of the San Diego Chargers denied a report Thursday that he has already decided to fire Coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith at the end of the season.
"There is only one person in this organization who will make those decisions and that's me, and I haven't shared my thoughts with anyone," said Dean Spanos, Chargers chairman and president, whose family owns the franchise. "I will make my evaluations at the end of the season. Anything coming out now — from sources or otherwise — is pure speculation."
Earlier in the day, U-T San Diego cited unnamed sources who said Spanos decided a month ago to fire Turner but has more recently decided Smith must go too.
The report said Spanos has decided to make the move at the end of the season because that's his preferred time frame.