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Paddock picked by Senators to succeed Murray

Updated: July 9, 2007, 12:16 AM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- John Paddock won't have to move far when he takes over as coach of the Ottawa Senators.

Paddock was promoted to the job of head coach Friday after two seasons as the Senators' assistant coach, taking over a team that made it to the Stanley Cup finals this spring.

The 53-year-old Paddock will be the sixth coach in franchise history. He takes over from Bryan Murray, who was promoted to general manager in mid-June.

"John is known and respected by our players ...

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