The Lubbock Cotton Kings have narrowed their coaching search down to 13 candidates, after receiving resumes for the last two weeks. Last season's head coach, Craig Janney, is one of the finalists along with 12 others ranging from former NHL players to minor league coaches and junior coaches as well.
Because of the current lease negotiations with the city of Lubbock, the timeline for a final decision to be made on the Cotton Kings head coach for the 2007-2008 season has been extended until those lease negotiations are complete.
According to Team President, Dave Groulx, "It's been a complicated process to find the best individual for our organization without a lease in place, and a long term commitment from the city of Lubbock."
This season will be the ninth for the Cotton Kings. The schedule will not be released until this summer, but the 2007-2008 season will begin in October. Season tickets, individual tickets, and corporate sponsorship information is available by contacting the Cotton Kings office at (806) 747-7825 or visiting http://www.cottonkings.com.