GM Garth Snow has fired Head Coach Scott Gordon and replaced him with Bridgeport Head Coach Jack Capuano on in interm basis. Gordon will remain with the orgainzation in a “advisor” role to Snow for the remainder of the season.
More later as I have a lot to say about this topic.
11:09 – Isles holding a 11:15 Conference Call with Garth Snow…I’ll be live blogging it.
11:15 – Conference Call beginning now..
11:22 – Katie Strang has the first question (duh). Snow “Jack’s done a great job in Bridgeport, and has a knowledge of the players in the room.”
11:27 – Snow “It’s disappointing” “we’ve lost 10 games in a row, sometimes you have to make tough decisions”
11:28 – ESPN’s Scott Burnside asking if Snow made any calls outside of the organization for an established coach. His answer was in so many words no.
11:31 – Snow will not commit to Capuano for the full season.
11:33 – “Scott’s done an excellent job, it’s an unfortunate situation we’re in”
11:35 – End of Call….
More later as I have to put all this together.
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