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Babcock becomes sixth coach for Ducks

Updated: May 22, 2002, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Babcock, who coached Anaheim's minor-league team in Cincinnati the past two seasons, was hired as the Mighty Ducks' coach Wednesday.

Babcock replaces Bryan Murray, who gave up the job in April to become the NHL team's senior vice president and general manager.

``I am thrilled to get this opportunity as head coach, and stay within the Mighty Ducks' organization,'' the 39-year-old Babcock said. ``This is a great opportunity for me to work with an experienced, ...

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