Read: Glen Sather Approached Mark Messier About The Head Coaching Position

Messier SatherIn the NY Post, Mark Messier spoke with Larry Brooks and said that it was Glen Sather who approached him about the Rangers head coaching position after John Tortorella was fired.

Messier said that after taking some time to discuss the idea with his family, he told Sather that he feels like he has the right qualities to bring the Rangers to the next level, Sather should go through the process and hire the person he feels is right for the job, even if it isn’t him.

Messier said that he isn’t bitter at all and was considering taking on a bigger role with the Kingsbridge complex for a while.

Sather approached Messier about taking over as coach for the Rangers when the team fired Ron Lowe in 2002.