Raiders add two more assistants despite not having head coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders added two more assistant coaches to their leaderless staff on Wednesday, making Paul Hackett their quarterbacks coach and hiring Dwaine Board to mentor the defensive line.

Oakland still hasn't named a permanent head coach since finishing the regular season 5-11 under interim coach Tom Cable, who went 4-8 and led the Raiders to back-to-back victories to end the season.

The Raiders have hired several assistant coaches in recent weeks, which suggests that owner Al Davis likely will end up keeping Cable at the helm. Cable represented the Raiders at the Senior Bowl in Alabama last week.

Hackett, a 40-year coaching veteran, assisted the Raiders' coaching staff with special projects last season. The former head coach at USC and offensive coordinator with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs will be in charge of QB JaMarcus Russell's development in Oakland.

Board was the Seattle Seahawks' defensive line coach from 2003 to 2008. He also spent 23 years in the Bay Area with the San Francisco 49ers as a player and assistant coach.

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