Kings statement on Manchester coach Mark Morris

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Mark Morris had stood behind the Manchester Monarchs bench as head coach since 2006. He’s also the only coach to win more than 300 games while guiding AHL and college teams, having achieved those milestones with Manchester and Clarkson University (where he coached Willie Mitchell, among countless others – as he talked about here.)

After guiding the Monarchs to the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference this season, his club was ousted in the first round of the playoffs by the Norfolk Admirals.

Then, earlier today, the Los Angeles Kings informed Morris that his contract will not be renewed. 

“We appreciate the job Mark has done for us in Manchester,” said Kings President and General Manager, Dean Lombardi, via email. “The team’s success on the ice during his tenure and his contributions in helping prepare our young players to be successful at the NHL level have been key contributors to the success of our organization as a whole. These ideals will continue to be a priority for us going forward and we wish Mark the utmost success as there is no doubt he is ready for the next step in his career.”

From what MayorsManor gathered upon hearing the news, it appears the Kings don’t have another coach for Manchester currently in mind. Instead, they are expected to put a short list of candidates together later this month.

3 MUST-READ ARTICLES:

Coach Morris evaluates Kings prospects after Rookie Series vs ANA – Sept. 2013

Mark Morris talks about Andreoff, Kozun and Jones – Rookie Camp 2013

Morris on Tanner Pearson, working with Rob Blake and more

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