5/21/18 | According to Jeff Cox, Jim Montgomery turned down "significantly more money" from the Rangers to take the position of head coach with Dallas.
Montgomery told Friedman that he really enjoyed "interviewing with Glen Sather, Jeff Gorton and Chris Drury" but that Dallas GM Jim Nill is a big reason why he chose the Stars. (Sportsnet)
5/4/18 | Jim Montgomery was officially introduced as head coach of the Dallas Stars on Friday.
He said that he decided to leave the University of Denver for three reasons, with a main one being the "quality of life in Dallas" was something that he and his wife wanted. (Stars)
He added that "opportunity to win" was another major factor in why he chose Dallas. (Stars)
The Rangers were interested in Montgomery and when he spoke about them today, he told the Montreal Gazette, "New York is a great city but, when your have a wife and four kids, you have to think of them and Dallas is very similar to Denver." (Montreal Gazette)