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Buffalo Sabres ditch coaching staff after another disappointing season


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TJ Tucker
April 16, 2024  (9:47)
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Don Granato, now former head coach of the Buffalo Sabres
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Another disappointing season without making the playoffs has led to the Buffalo Sabres clearing house on their coaching staff. Don Granato is out as head coach.

After fours years with the Buffalo Sabres, and failing to make the post season in any of those years, the team has fired head coach Don Granato, as well as some other coaching staff members.
"The following members of the coaching staff have ben relieved of their duties: head coach Don Granato, assistant coach Jason Christie, video coordinator Matt Smith."

Sabres GM Kevyn Adams has released a statement saying his expectations were not met.
""I would like to thank Don for his time in Buffalo and commitment to the Sabres organization. He has been integral in the development of many of our players and has undoubtedly been the right coach to bring us to where we are now, but I felt it was necessary to move in a different direction at this point in time.

My expectation is to be a consistent contender and unfortunately that goal has not been met. I would also like to thank Jason and Matt for their contributions to the team. This is not a decision I take lightly but know it is in the best interest of our team moving forward."

Adams has not yet said who will replace Granato, and the Sabres have plenty of time to find someone as the team has already finished the 2023-24 regular season.
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Buffalo Sabres ditch coaching staff after another disappointing season

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