Stars fire head coach Jim Montgomery for "unprofessional behavior"
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Dallas Stars fired head coach Jim Montgomery. Normally, coaches are fired for their lack of performance by their team on the field.
However, this appears to be another past incident that came to light that led to his firing. Montgomery is the latest coach, who was let go for “unprofessional behavior.”
“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.”
If it is regarding a past allegation, this is the latest in alleged accusations that have ravaged the National Hockey League. Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters resigned — and was nearly fired — following a decade-long allegations that reportedly happened when Peters and Akim Aliu was in the American Hockey League.
Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford ‘stepped away’ from the team following alleged misconduct.
For possibly the rest of the season, Rick Bowness has been named the interim head coach.
Montgomery led the Stars for 113 games. He went 60-43-10 during his tenure, including 7-6 in postseason play during the 2018-19 season.
This season, the team began the season with a 1-7-1 record. However, up until his firing, the team went on a 16-4-2 stretch.