"It is what it is; they had a process and a timeline," Tice told ESPNChicago.com, which cited a league source in reporting the Raiders didn't want to wait until Tuesday for the interview. "I was disappointed I wasn't able to complete the interview process. But let me say this: I'm very excited about the opportunity and the new position I have with the Bears. We've got big fish to fry here. I'm looking forward to the challenge."
The Raiders have been quiet about the search, but McKenzie told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area that a hiring could come this week.
McKenzie already has interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, former Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. and Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss for the job.
ESPN reported Monday that Allen would have a second interview, which is expected to be held this week at the Senior Bowl.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.