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#1 SuperKing

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

Just wondering if a coach has ever been fired during a playoff run? Hypothetically would this be allowed? Could management then hire a new coach or would the assistant have to temporarily take over?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

I don't think any GM has been that stupid before....

I suppose if Mike Milbury had ever made the playoffs...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

There's no rule against it, but I have never heard of it happening.

The closest I can think of was when New Jersey fired their coach (Julien, I think, or maybe Ftorek) with something like 5 games to go in the regular season and they were in first place in their division at the time.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

So overall, it would be considered stupid and unlikely but most likely probable. Alright, that is pretty much what I thought. I wonder if this is something we will ever see.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

I don't think any GM has been that stupid before....

I suppose if Mike Milbury had ever made the playoffs...


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