Kemp talks about the next coach.

On the same day the Reign and Chicago Wolves formally announced that Karl Taylor was leaving fort he Canucks’ AHL affiliate, Justin Kemp was already looking forward.

As reported in today’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin, the coaching search is already underway. Kemp has both some ideal characteristics and a timetable in mind.

“My goal is to have this done as soon as possible,” Kemp said. “In a perfect world, we’ll have an announcement within a couple weeks, maybe sooner.

“Because this isn’t two or three months ago, we’re looking for someone who can come in and make an immediate impact. We recognize we haven’t made the playoffs the last two years. That’s the primary goal … to make us a winner right now, to take the players we’ve signed, hopefully bring in some of their own contacts. Someone that has some knowledge of the inner workings of just being the one guy. It’s a job that a lot of people think it’s an entry-level position and it’s really not. Coaches do a lot of things that have nothing to do with coaching. You don’t have the assistants.”

We’ll pass along more information as we know it. More from Kemp and Karl Taylor in tomorrow’s editions.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Tom

    Perhaps Chicago’s in need of a power play specialist???

  • IE Sports Fan

    Not quite sure what you mean by that post/comment (Power Play Specialist), however I think the move is good for all parties concerned (just wish it happened a few months earlier).

    I wish Coach Karl much luck/success in Chicago, and Mr. Kemp MUCH luck/success in finding us an awesome replacement… that will bring us lots of “Wins/Excitment” this season!

  • Reign Fan

    I think the first commenter was being sarcastic.

    It’s a brand new season and I can’t wait for it to start.

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