Monarchs Insider: Final four (candidates) for head coach
By KEVIN PROVENCHER
Staff Sports Writer
THE SEARCH FOR a new Manchester Monarchs coach is down to four candidates.
The last of the four interviews is today with the parent club Los Angeles Kings in El Segundo, Calif. Kings' head coach Andy Murray has met one-on-one with each candidate.
Kings' assistant general manager Kevin Gilmore, who also doubles as general manager of the AHL Manchester Monarchs, said a Monarchs coach "in a perfect world" would be named next week before the July 30 NHL Entry Draft or soon after.
While the Kings will not reveal the finalists, one is Jim Hughes. He was an assistant coach the past two seasons for the Monarchs and a former Boston Bruins assistant.
Last edited by Old Hickory: 07-22-2005 at 11:01 AM.
Charlie Sherman is a radio personality that has a morning show in the Manchester area and works with Ken Cail as an announcer for Monarchs games. Sherman is a "good friend" of Monarchs President Jeff Eisenberg, they play in several local fundraiser golf tournaments together and that kind of stuff. On his show this morning, Sherman was talking about the search process to find the woman hired to replace Jeff Giuliano's father as the Superintendent of schools in Nashua, NH (Jeff's dad is retiring). He used it to set-up some comments about the Monarchs hiring a new head coach.
Sherman said "the Monarch's are going to hire a guy they just fired as the new head coach" then suggested that they're going through a nation wide search for appearances sake then:
Angela (co-host): I don't know about that Charlie...
Sherman: Trust me on this one...
The impression I got from Sherman's comments is that Hughes has been their guy all along and they're just going through the motions to give it credibility...