Brad Shaw replaced the fired Steve Stirling as coach of the New York Islanders on Thursday, and Mike Milbury will step aside as general manager after a replacement is found.
Shaw, in his first year as an Islanders assistant, will coach the team for the rest of the season, the Islanders said at a news conference. Stirling was dismissed Wednesday night.
“We’re hoping that Brad can handle this and give us a jump start,” Milbury said.
The coaching change is the eighth in the last nine years under Milbury, and came after the Islanders lost for the eighth time in their last nine games: a 2-1 defeat to Nashville on Tuesday night.
Milbury will become a vice president for Wang’s sports properties. In addition to the Islanders, Wang also owns the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League.
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