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49ers, Jim Harbaugh officially part ways

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The San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh are officially no longer together. The team released a statement on the matter.

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And it is now official. The San Francisco 49ers released a statement that they have agreed with Jim Harbaugh to part ways. The team announced that a press conference will be held at 1 p.m. PT to discuss the decision, as well as the organization's subsequent coaching search.

The statement included quotes from Jed York and Jim Harbaugh.

York: "Jim and I have come to the conclusion that it is in our mutual best interest to move in different directions. We thank Jim for bringing a tremendous competitive nature and a great passion for the game to the 49ers. He and his staff restored a winning culture that has been the standard for our franchise throughout its history. Their commitment and hard work resulted in a period of success that should be looked back on proudly by our organization and our fans. We wish Jim and his family all the best ... We are now squarely focused on finding the next head coach of the 49ers and I am very confident in Trent's ability to lead that process. With the great leaders and talented players we have in our locker room, we are ready to move into the next chapter of our team's history."

Harbaugh: "For the last four seasons I have had the great privilege to coach one of the storied franchises in the history of football. We accomplished many great things together as a team during this period, which is a tribute to the incredible efforts of some of the most dedicated players and coaches in the NFL. I will miss competing alongside this group of players and coaches, I have the utmost respect and admiration for their hard work and support. It has been my honor to share the sideline with these mighty men. I will always appreciate and remember fondly, the passion and support of our Faithful fans, and want to express my particular thanks to them."