Sharks Fire Head Coach

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday May 12, 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks fired coach Ron
Wilson on Monday after the team's latest disappointing early ouster
from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Wilson, hired by the club in December 2002, is the Sharks'
leader in wins and winning percentage, but San Jose only advanced
past the second round of the postseason once with him behind the
bench.

The Sharks were the No. 2 seed in this year's Western Conference
playoffs, but were eliminated in the second round by the Dallas
Stars after falling into a 3-0 hole. In four-plus seasons, Wilson --
the sixth coach in team history -- went 206-134-45 in 385 games.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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