For the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks will have a general manager not named Doug Wilson.
Wilson, on medical leave since November, announced that he was stepping down as Sharks GM today. Joe Will, who had been handling day-to-day GM duties in Wilson’s stead, was officially named the Sharks interim GM today.
San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner made this statement through the team:
“Beginning immediately, the Sharks will launch an extensive, external search for a new general manager of the club.
“Joe Will will serve as interim general manager until the conclusion of the process.
“The search committee for a new general manager will include Plattner, Sharks Interim General Manager Joe Will and Sharks President Jonathan Becher.
“There is no set timeline to hire the new general manager, but the process will be guided by the organization’s ability to interview all of the desired prospective candidates.”
Both Becher and Will spoke to the media today.
Here are my takeaways from that press conference: Does the San Jose Sharks’ direction change with a new GM? What are they looking for in a new GM? What about Bob Boughner’s future as head coach of this club?
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