New York Islanders Pros Cons For Next Coach
Con: Where Will They Call Home?
Who knows where the Islanders are going to call home in a few years time. The Barclays Center is seemingly adamant that the Islanders won’t be profitable after the 2018-19 season. While the Islanders have themselves been poking around for a new arena.
Whether that be next to the Mets at Willets Point, or at Belmont Park, or even going back home to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented by New York Community Bank (that’s a mouthful).
At this point, it’s a big he-said-she-said drama with both sides sparring for who knows what. It could just be to increase their leverage when both can reopen that 25-year deal that’s paying the Islanders $53.5 million a year.
This whole arena drama would have an impact on any incoming coach, or player, or president. The lack of stability is a big issue.
A coach, just like everyone else wants stability when considering their next employer. Not knowing where this team is going to be in a few years time is going to factor into any decision that any potential coach is going to make.