By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Anaheim Ducks Executive Vice President and GM Bob Murray has stepped down. The team announced that he will be enrolling into an alcohol abuse program.
This news comes one day after he was placed on administrative leave by the team. The investigation was looking into misconduct by the now-former employee during his tenure.
At this time, we do not know much about the allegations against him.
“First and foremost, we apologize on behalf of the organization to anyone affected by misconduct from Bob,” Henry and Susan Samueli said in a statement. “We expect every member of our organization to be treated with respect and will not stand for abuse of any kind. “We will now begin a methodical, extensive search for a permanent general manager to lead us forward. We expect to complete this process no later than next summer.”
The 66-year-old has been with the team since 2005 before his resignation. He became the team’s GM when the team replaced Brian Burke in November 2008.
Assistant general manager Jeff Solomon has taken over on an interim basis. The team has begun the process to name a new GM.
“I want to apologize to anyone adversely affected by my behavior,” Murray said in a news release. “I vow to make changes to my life, starting with enrolling in a treatment program. I want to thank Henry and Susan Samueli, and Michael Schulman, as working for them has been one of the highlights of my career. As I step away from the Ducks, I will focus my attention on where it should be: improving my life for the betterment of my family and friends.”
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