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Free-falling Kings fire coach Andy Murray

Updated: March 22, 2006, 1:15 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings fired coach Andy Murray on Tuesday night, one day after the struggling team lost for the fifth time in seven games.General manager Dave Taylor made the announcement and said that John Torchetti will be interim coach Wednesday."This is a drastic step, but we're looking to turn things around," Taylor said in a conference call. "If we did nothing, I felt we were going to continue in this downward direction."Assistant John Van Boxmeer was also fired. He was the ...

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