Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos Parts Ways With Son Jason Due To "Family Matter"
The Hurricanes yesterday announced that Exec VP & Assistant GM Jason Karmanos "had been fired" after 15 years with the organization, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. Hurricanes Owner Peter Karmanos in a statement said his son’s dismissal was a “family matter” and that he would have no further comment. Jason Karmanos yesterday said a “personal disagreement” with his father resulted in the move. He said, "The disagreement I had with my father had nothing to do with the direction of the team or the business of the team. This has nothing to do with my job performance." Hurricanes President & GM Jim Rutherford "confirmed that Karmanos' firing was not related to his job performance." Asked if there might be a “cooling-off period” and if it was possible he might one day return to the Hurricanes organization, Jason Karmanos said, “Based on the conversations I had today and how they went, I do not think so.” His duties "will be assumed" by VP/Hockey Operations Ron Francis and Video Scout & Hockey Operations Assistant Darren Yorke. The Hurricanes begin training camp Wednesday (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 9/9).