The Creator confirmed live on the air of Fox Sports 1340, the new radio home of the Vegas Golden Knights, that the team will announce their head coach tomorrow at noon.
Instantly the rumor mill starting spinning at a mile a minute, and pretty much landed on one name… Gerard Gallant.
Golden Knights have a noon news conference planned at @TMobileArena Thursday to announce their head coach, believed to be Gerard Gallant.
— Steve Carp (@stevecarprj) April 12, 2017
That’s got Gerard Gallant written all over it. Their first coach. https://t.co/J1vvn9ywnq
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 12, 2017
Gerard Gallant was in mix for DAL job. Now that Hitchcock hired in DAL, I’d expect Gallant as leading contender to be 1st head coach of VGK.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 12, 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights are expected to name their first ever head coach on Thursday, and it’s expected to be Gerard Gallant. –Ryan McKenna, SportsNet
Gerard Gallant will be the Vegas Golden Knights first NHL head coach. Quality hockey dept in Vegas.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 13, 2017
Gallant was fired from the Florida Panthers after just 22 games. He fits the bill that McPhee has been looking for in a players coach.