David White of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the 49ers have promoted Trent Baalke to the role of GM. But that isn’t the big news of the day. The latest reports are that the 49ers will hire Jim Harbaugh as their next head coach and the announcement will come as soon as Thursday.
Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News reported from his sources that Baalke would be named GM and the 49ers would hire head coaching candidates tomorrow, Fewell and Jackson, and than announce Jim Harbaugh as the next head coach of the 49ers.
The GM position came down to Trent Baalke and Mike Lombardi. Reports said that Jim Harbaugh was ok with either choice, so it looks like Jed went the route of the man who has been in the GM role for the past 9 months.
Now we wait for Thursday.