Gretzky out as coach in Phoenix....maybe
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09-20-2009, 09:06 PM
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I'd love to have Gretzky selling corporate sponsorships for this team, doing commercials, making appearances, showing up at kids' leagues for pep talks and so forth. He's a fantastic ambassador for the game. But outside of that I want nothing more to do with the guy in terms of coaching the Coyotes. As much of a mistake as it was to drop the franchise here in the first place without building a hockey culture first, it was an epic misjudgment to put Wayne in a head coaching position without him paying some dues and learning the craft.
As a former resident in the PHX area, I could not AGREE with this more.
One thing, the man is here in Thousand Oaks (Westlake) pulling for his back-up QB son at Oaks Christian HS. His son backs-up Joe Montana's kid who is a SR at one of the best high school football programs in the country. With his boy slated as the starter next year, I really can see Gretzky relieved that his days seem done with the Coyotes.
Hiring Wayne and tossing him into such a huge role was a gamble.
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