Steelers elevate New Orleans native Omar Khan to general manager position

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were first reported Tuesday to name New Orleans native Omar Khan as their next general manager. The team confirmed Khan’s promotion Wednesday.

ESPN.com: After interviewing more than a dozen candidates for the general manager position, the Steelers selected Khan, who’s been with the organization for more than two decades. He started with the Steelers as a football operations coordinator in 2001 and was promoted to director of football administration in 2011. He spent the last six seasons as the Vice president of football and business administration.

The Tulane and Archbishop Rummel alum has been with the Steelers for over two decades after working in the Saints organization from 1997 to 2001.

The son of an Indian father and Honduran mother, Khan obtained his degree in sports management with a minor in business administration from Tulane. He was an undergraduate football assistant with the Green Wave and hired by the Saints as an intern in scouting and personnel.

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