PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Flyers head coach Craig Berube has been fired, the team announced on Friday.
The announcement comes just a day after general manager Ron Hextall said he was going to be “methodical” in making a decision on Berube.READ MORE: Sixers Fall To Brooklyn Nets In Home Opener As Ben Simmons Saga Continues
“I’m going to be methodical,” Hextall said on Thursday. “I want to make the right decision. I’m not going to make a decision to appease people or to follow along what is supposed to be done. I’m gonna do everything I can to be—to do the due diligence that is appropriate to make the decision. And once I get there, then we’ll let people know. I’m not going to make a hasty decision and look back and regret it.”
Berube was the 18th head coach in Flyers history. In two seasons as head coach, Berube had a record of 75-58-28 (.553), including one playoff appearance.READ MORE: Southwest Philadelphia Shooting Leaves Man Wounded, Police Say
Prior to being named head coach, Berube spent six seasons as a Flyers assistant. He has spent 18 seasons with the organization as a player, assistant coach and head coach, doing all three with both the Flyers and Phantoms.
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