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Pierre McGuire

Pierre McGuire, who was fired as head coach of the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League on May 19, 1994, speaks to reporters at a news conference in Avon, Conn., in this Nov. 16, 1993, the day his appointment as Whalers head coach was announced. He has a 23-37-7 career record and was replaced by Paul Holmgren the next season, the man who McGuire replaced the previous season.BOB CHILD/AP PHOTO