Coaching

April 13, 2018 - 11:14 am
Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock is retiring, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. Hitchcock will become a consultant for the team he led to its only Stanley Cup championship in 1999. The 66-year-old says it was "the right time to step away and let the younger...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel waits for an officials explanation on a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Orlando, Fla. The Orlando Magic have fired Frank Vogel after two seasons. The Magic went 25-57 this season, finishing 54-110 under Vogel. The firing was announced Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, the day after the NBA season ended. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)
April 12, 2018 - 10:30 am
Frank Vogel was brought to Orlando two years ago with hopes he could get the Magic back to the playoffs, and stop the spinning of the revolving door to their coaches' office. Neither of those things happened. Vogel was fired by the Magic on Thursday about 10 hours after the team wrapped up a 25-57...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek calls to his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in New York. The New York Knicks have fired coach Hornacek after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision said early Thursday, April 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will open their offseason with a coaching search. The team fired coach Jeff Hornacek early Thursday, making the decision shortly after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to finish a 29-53 season. They lost more than 50 games and missed the playoffs both seasons...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek calls to his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in New York. The New York Knicks have fired coach Hornacek after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision said early Thursday, April 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 12, 2018 - 3:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks will open their offseason with a coaching search. The team fired coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons, a person with knowledge of the decision said early Thursday. The Knicks made the decision shortly after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to finish a 29-53...
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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek agues with referee Ron Garretson (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 12, 2018 - 2:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek. The Knicks made the decision after beating Cleveland on Wednesday night to finish a 29-53 season. They missed the playoffs both seasons under Hornacek. The person spoke to The Associated...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, and center Steven Adams (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 11, 2018 - 2:47 am
The argument happens most every year. Who is the NBA MVP? LeBron James has been the best player for most of his 15 years in the league, and he's won the award only four times. Russell Westbrook won it last year, buoyed by averaging a triple-double, yet seems to not even be in the conversation this...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:08 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Tavares will try to extend his Olympic medal-winning streak through the 2022 Beijing Games. USA Luge announced Tuesday that Tavares — who was the national team's interim coach this past season for the Pyeongchang Games — will keep the role in a full-time capacity for...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday, April, 7, 2018. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 14 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital.(Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 1:15 am
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that left a country and its national sport heartbroken. The crash sent shockwaves through the team's small hometown...
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April 07, 2018 - 11:31 pm
The New York Rangers have fired coach Alain Vigneault after missing the playoffs in his fifth season. The team announced the move Saturday night and will begin searching for his replacement immediately. New York made the playoffs four times during Vigneault's tenure, including a trip to the Stanley...
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April 07, 2018 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers fire head coach Alain Vigneault after team misses playoffs for first time since 2010.
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