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Sport Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

06:30  11 december  2019
06:30  11 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

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a group of people in uniform: Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery, Andrew Cogliano (11), Jason Dickinson (18) and Corey Perry (10) watch play against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The Stars won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)© APWF Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery, Andrew Cogliano (11), Jason Dickinson (18) and Corey Perry (10) watch play against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The Stars won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in the NHL's Western Conference.

General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with ''core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.'' He did not elaborate.

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The Stars have fired head coach Jim Montgomery due to unprofessional conduct , the team announced Tuesday. Assistant coach Rick Bowness, who has been with the team since June 2018, will serve as Dallas ' interim coach. "The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

Nill said he became aware Sunday of an act by Montgomery and the decision to fire him came after an internal investigation that included discussions with the team's general counsel. Nill said only that it was not because of a criminal act, had no connection to players, past or present, and didn't involve another employee of the team.

Rick Bowness holding a sign posing for the camera: The Dallas Stars interim coach Rick Bowness speaks during a news conference after the team fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, for what the team called unprofessional conduct. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with © APWF The Dallas Stars interim coach Rick Bowness speaks during a news conference after the team fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, for what the team called unprofessional conduct. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with "core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League." He did not elaborate. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)

Nill, who hired Montgomery, called the incident a ''total surprise.''

Stars fire Montgomery due to unprofessional conduct

  Stars fire Montgomery due to unprofessional conduct The Dallas Stars have fired head coach Jim Montgomery due to unprofessional conduct and named assistant Rick Bowness the interim bench boss, the team announced Tuesday. "The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League," general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. The Stars currently hold the first wild-card position in the Western Conference with a 17-11-3 record. More to come.

The Dallas Stars fired coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday "due to unprofessional conduct ." The team did not elaborate on the conduct in its statement. "The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

''A very tough decision,'' Nill said. ''I have got a lot of respect for Jim Montgomery. He's a very good coach. And unfortunately, you know, sometimes in life, the hardest decisions are the toughest. And this is one of them.''

a hockey game in the snow: Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot from Winnipeg Jets forward Jack Roslovic (28) during the first period an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. Dallas won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)© APWF Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot from Winnipeg Jets forward Jack Roslovic (28) during the first period an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. Dallas won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Montgomery did not respond to a text message seeking comment.

Rick Bowness, who came on an assistant coach with Montgomery, was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season, starting with Tuesday night's home game against the New Jersey Devils.

In all, four NHL coaches have lost their jobs already this season - three of them amid allegations of misbehavior.

The move by the Stars came one day after NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, at a meeting of the Board of Governors, said the league will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personal conduct issues raised by players and former players in recent weeks, including allegations of racism and physical abuse by coaches.

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DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said in a statement Tuesday that the Stars expect all of their employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for

The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . No other details were released. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with 'core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey

Jim Nill holding a sign: The Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill takes questions during a news conference after the team fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 for what the team called unprofessional conduct. Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with © APWF The Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill takes questions during a news conference after the team fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 for what the team called unprofessional conduct. Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with "core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League." He did not elaborate. (AP Photo/ Schuyler Dixon)

Montgomery's firing is not related to that kind of misbehavior, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not elaborated on the reason for Montgomery's dismissal.

Nill hired three coaches in his first six seasons with the club and faces the prospect of doing it again next summer. Nill said the current coaching staff would remain in place for the rest of the season while the Stars try to live up to high expectations.

Bowness will be the sixth coach in captain Jamie Benn's 11 seasons with the Stars. It's the fourth since Benn was named captain right after Nill was hired and replaced Glen Gulutzan with Lindy Ruff.

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DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said in a statement Tuesday that the Stars expect all of their employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for

DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with ''core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.''

Ruff lasted four seasons. Then Ken Hitchcock spent one season behind the Dallas bench 19 years after leading the franchise to its only Stanley Cup title. Montgomery replaced Hitchcock.

''We didn't expect this one today,'' Benn said. ''But Monty is a great coach, a great person and that's why this one's a little tougher. I had a great relationship with him. It's almost like when teammates get traded or you lose players within your organization. It's kind of the same feeling where it doesn't feel good.''

a group of people posing for the camera: Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)© APWF Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Montgomery was 60-43-10 as the Stars coach after being hired in the summer of 2018 from the University of Denver for his first head coaching job in the NHL. Dallas made the playoffs last season before losing in double-overtime in Game 7 of its second-round series against the eventual Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.

a group of people riding skis across snow covered ground: Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. Dallas won 3-2. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)© APWF Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski, second from right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Dallas. Dallas won 3-2. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

After the Stars got off to a horrendous 1-7-1 start this season, they won seven of eight and have also recently had a seven-game winning streak. They entered the day 17-11-3, in one of the Western Conference's top wildcard spot.

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DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct . General manager Jim Nill said the Stars expect all employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behaviour while working for and representing the organization.

Dallas has won its past two games after a four-game skid.

''I think you can think about maybe your feelings, about your shock, tomorrow,'' forward Tyler Seguin said. ''Today we've got to be professionals and we all know that. We're fortunate to have the coaches we do have still here.''

The league has been rocked by allegations over the past month, some of them dating back years.

Calgary coach Bill Peters resigned last month following accusations by former NHL player Akim Aliu that Peters had directed racist slurs toward him while the two were in the minors a decade ago, an allegation the NHL is looking into. Peters was also accused of physical abuse while coaching the Carolina Hurricanes.

Coach Mike Babcock was accused of verbal abuse after he was fired by the underperforming Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago assistant Marc Crawford is being investigated for alleged physical abuse of players.

Bettman said all NHL teams must immediately report to the league any possible misconduct involving NHL personnel ''on or off the ice that is clearly inappropriate, unlawful or demonstrably abusive.'' A failure to do so will result in ''severe discipline.''

Nill said the situation involving Montgomery wasn't in response to the NHL's initiative on proper conduct, a plan the Stars support.

''I was in contact with the NHL, but this decision was made before that initiative came out,'' he said. ''So there's no connection between the two.''

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AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno and AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this report.

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