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Fired son of Canes’ owner: ‘This has nothing to do with my job performance’

Sep 9, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

On Sunday, Jason Karmanos was fired from his post as assistant general manager on the team his father Peter Karmanos Jr. owns, the Carolina Hurricanes. Jason had been with the club for 15 years.

The elder Karmanos referred to the situation as a “family matter” and declined to comment further at this time. However, his son was willing to share some of his thoughts with the News & Observer.

“The disagreement I had with my father had nothing to do with the direction of the team or the business of the team,” Jason Karmanos said. “This has nothing to do with my job performance.

“It’s an unfortunate situation and it’s extremely disappointing. My emotions are still raw.”

Jason Karmanos also specified that the firing wasn’t influenced by any legal issues. With him gone, Vice President of Hockey Operations Ron Francis and Video Scout/Hockey Operations Darren Yorke will absorb the former assistant general manager’s responsibilities.

  1. modellforprez - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    i seen the Raliegh po lease dept. incident report dude was caught with 8 bundles of Hair-on and that is the falimy matter as part of the cover up

    • dueman - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      What the hell is “8 bundles of Hair-on”

      • gaborik104life - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        I believe its an illegal hair product in the United States as it contains bits of real panther.

        Either that or its not allowed to write the names of illegal drugs out on pht so another clue is Harry Won which you can smoke or inject and is used in the medical field going by the name diamorphine.

        If it is not any of the options above I have no idea.

      • dueman - Sep 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        I don’t know what he’s talking about, because I know that you can write “police” and “Heroin” – What I can’t figure out is why the police would let someone that spells “Raliegh po lease dept.” and uses the phrase “8 bundles of Hair-on” read a police incident report? Don’t tell anyone though, because it’s a cover up.

  2. dueman - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Taking your son’s job away over a family disagreement is a real prick move.

    • davebabychreturns - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:56 AM

      In fairness, they told him if he left his micromachines out in the living room one more time there would be trouble..

  3. pxland - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    First rule of nepotism, don’t piss off daddy.

  4. macjacmccoy - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    “This has nothing to do with my job performance.”

    The same thing could probably have been said when you got the job. So be grateful, at least you pulled in an NHL salary for 15 years that you most likely didnt deserve.

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