A's say Howe is returning next season

October 20, 2002
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Art Howe will return to manage the Oakland Athletics next season.

A's spokesman Jim Young said Saturday night that Howe, who spoke with the New York Mets about their job earlier in the week, is no longer a candidate.

"He looks forward to managing the A's in 2003,'' Young said.

Last April, Oakland exercised its option on Howe for the upcoming season. Since becoming the A's manager for the 1996 season, Howe has never had more than one year of job ...

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