‘Would you like your pink slip now or later?’

Don Cherry interviewed by Ryan Kennedy in the February 9 Hockey News (not onliné):

Is there anybody who could replace you?

No…. I think if MacLean quit, I’d quit, too. We’ve been together too long and to do [it] with another guy, it wouldn’t be the same. But he’s got a five-year contract; I’ve got a five-minute contract.

The first time I met the current executive director (of CBC Sports), Scott Moore, I was having my makeup done. He said, “I’m Scott Moore. Would you like your pink slip now or later?” And I said, “Well, a lot of guys have tried.” The next time I picked up the newspaper he said, “Don’t worry about Don. He’s like a thoroughbred. I’m going to ride him till he breaks down and then shoot him.”

The other guys just wanted to fire me. We’ve got a strange situation, but I think Scott understands me.

2 comments:

  1. Allan
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 10:42 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Scott Moore is more powerful than Don Cherry?
    Dream on.

  2. Dwight Williams
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    As annoying as he sometimes is, it’s going to hurt to lose him.

    It’s going to hurt like Hell itself.


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