Since: 14.1.02 From: Ottawa Ontario, by way of Walkerton
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#2 Posted on 3.11.05 2228.12 Reposted on: 3.11.12 2228.21
I had respect before, and even more so now. Takes a brave man to admit those kind of things, and makes his accomplishments all the more great. If I were a team who needs a new bench boss, I'd try to give him a job behind bench STAT. And if you make him a GM, he'll hire guys like Fletcher and Feister (you can't argue with what the latter has done in Tampa).
#3 Posted on 4.11.05 0012.41 Reposted on: 4.11.12 0015.16
The ESPN version, although it's the same story (well, it's AP) had a sidebar listing literacy rates in the US and Canada, as well as different levels. I was amazed at just how low they were, but disappointed more than anything else. I tip my cap to Demers, and it makes what he did even more impressive.
Since: 4.1.02 From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)
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#5 Posted on 5.11.05 0701.46 Reposted on: 5.11.12 0703.27
Originally posted by Big BadThis must be pretty embarrassing to all the teams who employed Demers all these years. How stringent is a hiring process when a functional illiterate can be hired several times?
On a fun note, Claude Julien noted that his players had a writing capacity test ready for him at practice last week, so he had a good laugh about it.
Embarrassing, I dunno. I don't think they should feel embarrassed that they hired a qualified coach/GM who did his job well and won lots of games and even cups.
I guess since he was a known name and commodity he didn't have to fill in any job application forms really. I bet they hardly use those in the pro-sports for that kind of stuff anyways. And since you can always say you take the contract proposal to your lawyer I don't think that would have been a problem. So again, I don't think it's embarrassing at all.
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