Messier is following in the footsteps of former teammates and players who have made the move to the upstairs, sometimes with unflattering results:
“I don’t really agree that because you were a superstar, you can’t be a good coach,” Messier said Tuesday as he and Willis Reed stood outside the Garden to promote a new sponsorship agreement with Delta Air Lines. “Good teams, good organizations help people become good coaches.To read the rest of Staple's story in Newsday, click here.
...It seems like Messier is intending to put in the work to make himself successful at this. He wasn't just handed a job like President after being out of hockey for a few years, he is an assistant to Glen Sather and who knows what role Messier takes from there.