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Brooks Calls It Quits as New Jersey Devil Coach

June 01, 1993|From Staff and Wire Reports

Herb Brooks, who coached the New Jersey Devils to a franchise-record 40 victories but failed to win the team's respect, quit after less than a year with the club.

In a statement highly critical of Brooks, team president Lou Lamoriello said Monday the coach had indicated his desire to resign, but a formal announcement was not to be made for a week.

"It was Herb's specific request that this change was to be effective as of June 6," said Lamoriello, also the general manager.

In a statement released by his agent, Brooks praised Lamoriello but said: "I feel it is important that I move on and explore possible opportunities in and out of hockey."

Soccer

The Italian SuperCup, in which the league champion plays the Italian Cup winner, will move to United States for the first time and be played in Washington's Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on Aug. 21. The Italian League, which decided the unusual site over the weekend, said the move was aimed at boosting interest of U.S. soccer fans before the 1994 World Cup.

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