Monday, March 11, 2013
Coach Jack Parker set to announce his retirement
Long-time Boston University coach Jack Parker is reported to announce his retirement this afternoon at 3:00 press conference over at Agganis Arena. It is expected that he will announce his intentions to retire at the conclusion of this season whether that be this Saturday, Saturday April 13th at the National Championship game, or somewhere inbetween. ESPN was the first to report the news but it has been confirmed by numerous news outlets since the initial report. Parker has 894 career wins, which is 3rd all-time and the most at one school. Coach Parker is a living legend no matter what his haters(aka all BC, Northeastern, and Lowell fans). Parker will most likely coach for the remainder of the season and then remain involved with Boston University in some way. He should be a key part of the search for his successor with numerous names already being thrown out there including associate head coach Mike Bavis and former associate head coach/current Colorado Avalanche assistant David Quinn, who figure to be at the top of the list. You will hear arguments for upwards of 10 candidates in the coming months but for now, we are going to focus on the games at hand. It will be interesting to see how the team responds to the news. Should be an inspired bunch to take the ice at 7:30 on Friday night.