Bakersfield Condors are looking for a new coach.

Missed this one Wednesday. From the Bakersfield Californian:

It was a job Marty Raymond didn’t even apply for and, in the end, an offer he could not refuse.

Thus, the Bakersfield Condors are seeking a new head coach for the
first time since Raymond took the helm late in the 2003-2004 season and
Raymond will be heading to Zagreb, Croatia as coach for the KHL
Medvescak Bears who play in the Austrian Elite League.

“I didn’t even apply for the job, they came to me,” said Raymond. “Some
guys (including Ryan Kinasewich who played in Utah in 2009-10 before
heading to Croatia this season), put my name in.”

Raymond turned down the first offer but when the team sweetened the
pot, he talked it over with his wife, and the decision was made.

“The (first offer) was OK but not worth disrupting the family,” he said. “The counter offer was a no brainer.”

Thus Raymond found himself in the position many an ECHL player has been
in: lured to Europe due to the opportunity to make more money.

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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.