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REPORT: Sacco Will Interview for Sharks’ Head Coach

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Per Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, Joe Sacco will interview for the San Jose Sharks head coach position this coming week.

Joe Sacco Interviewing To Become Sharks Head Coach

Sacco has been an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins since 2014, his penalty kill finishing top-three in the NHL four times. Previously, he was head coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2009-13.

Most recently, Sacco interviewed for the Bruins’ head coaching job that went to Jim Montgomery.

Sacco also enjoyed a long playing career, skating for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and Philadelphia Flyers from 1990 to 2003. He represented Team USA at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

There is a Boston University connection between Sacco and new San Jose Sharks GM Mike Grier: Sacco played at BU from 1987-90, Grier from 1993-96. Both are also Massachusetts natives: Grier grew up in Holliston and Sacco in Medford as part of the proud Sacco hockey family.

Sacco also played with David Quinn, another BU alum who has been connected with the Sharks’ head coach position. Most recently, Quinn helmed the New York Rangers from 2018-21.

SPECULATION: If Grier Becomes Sharks GM, Will David Quinn Be Head Coach?

San Jose Hockey Now is digging into other coaching candidates. One thing we know, this won’t be a protracted search like the San Jose Sharks’ GM search, which lasted about two months.

Grier told San Jose Barracuda announcer Nick Nollenberger during Sharks development camp prospects scrimmage on Thursday night, “We have to get through the interviews and coach search, hopefully we can wrap that up in the next week to 10 days.”

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Alaskan_ice

This could be a good hire. He’s been in the trenches. We need a coach asap.

Don V

I thought his time with Colorado was pretty bad, or that’s my memory of it. He may have improved since then but he doesn’t seem like a good option

Alaskan_ice

He started off great. He was a finalist for the Jack Adams. He hasn’t left the coaching since. I’m certain he’s improved.

Joe Sakic

Hi, I just want to say you can have him. His name is too close to mine.
Vive les Nordiques!

Whiskerz

Supposedly he ran the Bruins PP from what a friend’s who’s out in Mass told me, his response to their PP last season it was decent. So there is that 🤔

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