Bruce Boudreau being fired as the Washington Capitals' head coach means a lot of things to a lot of people. In the greater scheme of D.C. sports, though, it's yet another example of a team in the area making a coaching change. Over the past several years, the likes of Jim Zorn, Ralph Friedgen, Eddie Jordan, Gary Williams, Jim Larranaga, Karl Hobbs, Curt Onalfo and now Boudreau have either been fired, retired or moved on to another job.
That leaves the Washington D.C. coaching scene as follows. Amazingly, Wizards coach Flip Saunders, who was hired in April of 2009, is the longest-tenured men's professional coach in town. Here's when the current pro and Division I men's college coaches in the area were all hired.
- Jeff Jones, American University basketball: April, 2000.
- John Thompson III, Georgetown basketball: April, 2004.
- Ken Niumatolo, Navy football: December, 2007.
- Flip Saunders, Wizards: April, 2009.
- Mike Shanahan, Redskins: January, 2010.
- Kevin Nickelberry, Howard basketball: May, 2010
- Ben Olsen, D.C. United: August, 2010.
- Randy Edsall, Maryland football: January, 2011.
- Paul Hewitt, George Mason basketball: April, 2011.
- Mark Turgeon, Maryland basketball: May, 2011.
- Mike Lonergan, George Washington basketball: May, 2011.
- Ed DeChellis, Navy basketball: May, 2011.
- Davey Johnson, Nationals: June, 2011.
- Dale Hunter, Capitals: November, 2011.