Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, who had a storied career in professional football as a coach, commissioner and owner, died Saturday, the team said. He was 82.
In a brief post on their website, the Raiders said a statement would be issued later in the day.
The cause of death was not immediately released.
Much of Davis' career was spent in Oakland, where he first arrived as a coach in 1963 - tasked with turning around a team that was picked to be at the bottom of the standings. The results were almost immediate, finishing 10-4 that season, and Davis was selected as coach of the year.
At 33, he was both the coach and general manager of the Raiders, the website said, making him the youngest person to hold that dual position.
Davis was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.
According to the Hall of Fame website, Davis "is the only person to have served pro football in such varied capacities as (1) a player personnel assistant, (2) an assistant coach, (3) a head coach, (4) a general manager, (5) a league commissioner and (6) the principal owner and chief executive officer of an NFL team."FULL STORY