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Chargers Fire Coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith

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Antonio Gates #85 hugs head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers after the 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 30, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Antonio Gates #85 hugs head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers after the 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 30, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have fired general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

Coming after a season of stunning come-from-ahead losses and increasing fan anger, the firings complete a startling fall for a team that won the AFC West from 2006-09.

The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head coaching record of 114-122-1.

Despite having what was perceived as one of the NFL’s most-talented rosters for several seasons, Smith and Turner never got the Chargers to the Super Bowl.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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