Sports team management changes

Newly hired WNBA's Dallas Wings head coach Brian Agler responds to questions from reporters after a news conference where Agler was officially introduced, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 18, 2018 - 7:15 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Wings had already been through an extensive search for a new coach when Brian Agler suddenly became an option. "Better to be lucky than good sometimes," Wings general manager and president Greg Bibb said Tuesday when introducing the team's new coach. "And we got...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across...
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December 17, 2018 - 12:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn't been hired. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement Friday that Durkin "is spending a few days with our staff in Tuscaloosa from a professional development standpoint."...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles hired Brandon Hyde to be their new manager Friday, hoping his experience as Cubs bench coach will help the team move forward while in rebuilding mode. Hyde takes over for Buck Showalter, who was fired after Baltimore finished 47-115 — the worst record in the...
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Chicago Bulls Jabari Parker, from left, Cristiano Felicio, Kris Dunn and Shaquille Harrison, warm up at the start of a basketball practice at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The Bulls will face Orlando Magic Thursday in the first of two 2018 regular-season NBA games to be played in the high-altitude Mexican capital. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
December 12, 2018 - 9:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican fans have waited a lifetime for the opportunity to watch their favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, in their homeland. But hardly anyone envisioned that they'd get to see the current version of the team that will face the Orlando Magic on Thursday night amid reports of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, right, talks with Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley, left, before an NCAA college football game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kansas State hired Klieman to lead its football program Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden, center, poses for photographs next to owner Mark Davis, left, and general manager Reggie McKenzie during an NFL football press conference in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from the position he had held for almost seven seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — From the moment Jon Gruden was brought back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie's longevity in the position was in serious doubt. That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie's prized...
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Newly hired Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins speaks during a news conference Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 07, 2018 - 9:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach. Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze has publicly announced the decision. Liberty has scheduled a news conference to "name Liberty's next head football coach" for Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 12:25 pm
Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze...
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