Sunday, December 29, 2002
Go here for the big news of the day, and an unabashedly joyous reaction to it ('tis the season, and all that).
That's right, the 2002-2003 campaign has finally claimed a coach -- on the team with the fewest points in the league, which is generally how that works, even when the bench boss on the hot seat has better social skills. The "removal" of Todd Lalonde was not really a surprise -- it was right there between the lines in GM Mike Barack's letter to the fed-up Brahmas fans.
Fort Worth's new coach is Bill Inglis, who spent many, many years with the Michigan K-Wings of the IHL, and also played the game. Even more intriguingly, Lalonde's longtime but recently discarded righthand man Craig Johnson has signed on as an assistant.