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Dave Tippett confirms he’s not the guy to ask about Phoenix’s finances

May 21, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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There was some real “outside the box” thinking on display during today’s Coyotes practice interviews. One reporter asked Dave Tippett about the correlation between coaching the team to victory…and monetary windfall.

As you might expect, the Phoenix head coach offered very, very little in response:

Q: I know it’s a long way from what you’re thinking about, but this is nine playoff gates you will have contributed to the company bank account here.

COACH TIPPETT: You’re asking the wrong person about that.

Q. Do you feel you’ve done something in terms of making this a more valuable commodity?

COACH TIPPETT: The only bank account I worry about are wins. The business side can take care of itself. That’s inconsequential to us. It’s great that there’s a buzz in the city, we created a buzz because of the wins. If you think this team is in here winning because it’s raising money, that’s the wrong attitude.

“The only bank account I worry about are wins” is a good line and I hope Tippett keeps rolling with it. Like when the Coyotes win, he can say “No big deal, we just made another withdrawal.”

When they lose, he can say something like “You know, tonight we just had insufficient funds,” or “The ATM ate our debit card.”

  1. Doesnotmatter - May 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    well, he doesn’t have to worry about his bank account. How much does a head coach of a NHL team make anyway?

  2. blomfeld - May 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Well said Tippett !

    Despite that fact he’s our current enemy, I do have to say that I’m impressed … Tippett coaches what will soon be a vanquished team, yet he still holds his head high and does the right thing … “good on you” Dave Tippett … you’re a worthy and decent combatant !

  3. capsrockva - May 22, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    I just hope the league gets it right for the re-alignment of divisions I liked the league’s answer to Win. moving to the west possibly to the NW division and DET/Cul to the east there is no way that Dallas should be in the west considering they are in the central time zone. having said that I’m glad that the series didn’t end yesterday. Go Yotes!!! My Caps are out of it but it is really the best playoffs I’ve seen in years. Seriously 61 goals scored in the Pens/Flyers series, Caps/Bruins going to 7 Caps/NY going to seven, only to be disappointed once again.. Caps tying the playoff record for overtime games.

  4. namriverrat69 - May 22, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    I give credit to Tippet and Doan for keeping this team focused during the front office turmoil. Their team could have reacted like the Dodgers although the Dodgers did not quite have the talent PHX has. The medias constantly asking what affect the front office drama is having on the team is a huge distraction. I’m glad to hear they aren’t being paid in gummy bears..

    The Phoenix Coyotes have been exceptional in maintaining their focus through so much. AZ is where I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s but settled in LA after coming home from the war. I have a lot of respect for PHX. I don’t however feel they are able to compete on the same level day to day with the current Kings. I am glad for the PHX fans that they got a win. I believe the Kings will rally from being up 3-1 and win the final game of the series tonight.


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