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1-on-1: Mike Gabinet, new UNO hockey head coach

August 27, 2019


985. PATTON WILL HAVE A NEWS CONFERENCE THAT WE WILL STREAM LIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON. A NATIONWIDE SEARCH LEADS RIGHT BACK TO OMAHA. MIKE GABINET BECOMES THE FIRST FORMER MAVERICK PLAYER AND FIRST MAVERICK ASSISTANT COACH TO BE NAMED HEAD COACH OF THE U.N.O. HOCKEY PROGRAM. KETV NEWSWATCH SEVENS FOR — THOR TRIPP — KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S THOR TRIPP GOES ONE ON ONE WITH THE MAN WHO REPLACES DEAN BLAIS.>>I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED OMAHA. HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE YEAR AS A STUDENT-ATHLETE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. THOR: WHAT IS THE GOAL FOR YOU MOVING FORWARD?>>OUR GOAL IS TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. I THINK YOU TALK ABOUT IT ONCE OR TWICE, AND THEN YOU WORRY ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO GET YOU THERE. FOR ME, THE WINNING IS A RESULT OF THE WORK DONE ON A DAILY BASIS TO GET YOU THERE. I THINK WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE IS RELATIONSHIPS. IF YOU ARE ASKING GUYS TO DO SOMETHING OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE ON A DAILY BASIS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM. WE’VE GOT A SPECIAL GROUPS OF GUYS HERE. THEY ARE GOING TO FIND TO FIND A WORKING HARD, AND WE WILL SEE WHAT THE GOALS ARE — THEY ARE GOING TO COMBINE AND WORK HARD, AND WE WILL SEE WHAT THE GOALS ARE. THOR: THE RELATIONSHIP WITH DAN ELLIS, WILL THAT CROSS YOUR MIND?>>I HAVE NOT THOUGHT THAT FAR, BUT THERE IS A SPOT OPEN WITH MY PROMOTION. WE WILL DO A NATION SEARCH AND MAKE SURE WE GET THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB. THOR: TELL ME ABOUT THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU WERE INFORMED, AND THE REACTION THAT YOU HAD.>>IT WAS SPECIAL. THIS IS A SPECIAL PROGRAM, AND WE NEED TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. TO BE A WILL TO COACH HERE IS SOMETHING I TAKE SERIOUSLY. ANDY: THANK YOU, THOR. GABINET SIGNS A FIVE-YEAR DEAL WORTH $250,000. THE FORMER MAV PLAYED FOR MIKE KEMP FROM 2000 TO 2004. THEN HE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY. HE THEN COACHED IN CANADA BEFORE

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