Ex-Stars coach Jim Montgomery enters rehab for alcoholism


Former Stars coach Jim Montgomery, who was fired on Dec. 10 for “unprofessional conduct,” announced Friday he’s entering an inpatient program for alcoholism.

Montgomery released a statement to the Dallas Morning News and called his dismissal “the appropriate call.”

“Losing my job as head coach of the Dallas Stars lat month was a wake-up call. It was also the appropriate call,” he said. “I let the team’s front office, staff and players down. More importantly, I let my wife and my family down. The team’s decision to end my role forced me to look into the mirror and decide whether I wanted to continue living a damaging lifestyle or get help. I decided to get help.

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