Group trying to bring NHL franchise to Seattle hires former Coyotes coach Dave Tippett

Arizona Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett stands behind his bench during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PAGP

Tippett has been hired as a senior advisor for the Tod Leiweke-run group bidding for an NHL expansion franchise and nobody is ruling out that he will eventually become the squad’s first head coach.

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