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Sharks Decide One Season of Sims as Coach Was Enough

May 10, 1997|From Staff and Wire Reports

The San Jose Sharks, who had the second-worst record in the NHL this season, fired Coach Al Sims on Friday after only one year.

The Sharks went 27-47-8 for 62 points, ahead only of Boston (26-47-9 with 61 points).

"The fit was not right for the future of this team," Shark General Manager Dean Lombardi said. "The franchise made many positive strides this season, but this change was necessary to continue in the right direction."

Before he joined the Sharks, Sims was an assistant coach for three seasons with Anaheim.

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