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Dave Tippett Moving On From The Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway announced today that the Coyotes and Head Coach Dave Tippett have mutually agreed to part ways. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

"On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank Tip for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization," said Barroway.  "Tip is a man of high character and we are very grateful for his leadership during his tenure as our head coach.   Ultimately, we have some philosophical differences on how to build our team.  Therefore, we mutually agreed that it is in everyone's best interest to have a coaching change in order to move our franchise forward."

"After some thoughtful discussions with Andy, we both agreed that it was best for me to move on," said Tippett.  "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Coyotes and wish Andy and the entire organization all the best in the future."

Tippett was named the 17th head coach in franchise history on September 24, 2009 and compiled a 282-257-83 record with the team. 

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Paul's avatar

Friedman tweet,

One name that will get attention for the ARIZ vacancy—Todd Nelson of AHL champion Grand Rapids. We’ll see where it goes.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/23/17 at 06:50 AM ET

Primis's avatar

If Tippet is moving on because he doesn’t match up with the post-shake-up management, it bodes very, very poorly for Arizona’s future.  Good luck getting someone better.  Let everyone know how that works out.

Tippet had an over-.500 record coaching one of the worst teams and org’s in the entire league

It’s like Arizona keeps watching every dumb thing Florida does and keeps saying “Hold my beer”...

Posted by Primis on 06/23/17 at 09:07 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Why would anyone , player, coach, executive…want any part of that completely dysfunctional organization ??

They’ll be in Seattle within 3yrs.

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/23/17 at 09:28 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

They’ll be in Seattle within 3yrs.

pleasepleasepleaseplease end this charade in Phoenizona.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/23/17 at 09:45 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Phoenizonadale*

(forgot glendale)

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/23/17 at 09:46 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Why would anyone , player, coach, executive…want any part of that completely dysfunctional organization ??

They’ll be in Seattle within 3yrs.

Posted by Down River Dan on 06/23/17 at 09:28 AM ET

How will moving market fix poor ownership/management?  Same crappy ownership and management in a different place?

Posted by Primis on 06/23/17 at 10:28 AM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

It seems to me that the owner making all these announcements is not a good thing. Where is the GM in all this (pretty sure Chayka is the GM)? Also agree, they are unlikely to find someone as good as Tippett with regard to squeezing blood from a stone. Tippett, Doan, Smith all gone…what is their team identity now?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/23/17 at 10:45 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Mutual split just means management told him he was gone but they’d say it was mutual.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/23/17 at 02:45 PM ET

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