McCloughan out as 49ers GM, Baalke to lead 49ers draft efforts 

Scot McCloughan is no longer the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers in a "mutual parting," and director of player personnel Trent Baalke will lead the team into next month's draft.

Team president Jed York, speaking Monday in a conference call from the owners meetings in Orlando, says it's in the best interest of both parties and called it a "private personnel matter."

York, also the team's chief executive officer, addressed the situation five days after news broke that McCloughan was on his way out. York said the team "had been prepared for this" but told McCloughan he would wait to announce it for five days.

Several reports last Thursday said the Niners were cutting ties with McCloughan because of personal issues, though the GM's agent said at the time that he had not been informed. A call to Peter Schaffer, McCloughan's representative, wasn't immediately returned Monday.

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