FIRED: Rivermen coach Baseggio
PEORIA â€” The St. Louis Blues have fired Peoria Rivermen head coach Dave Baseggio.
The Rivermen went 38-33-9 and finished seventh in the West Division, missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season under Baseggio.
Blues general manager Larry Pleau and St. Louis director of pro scouting Kevin McDonald arrived in Peoria on Wednesday morning to meet with Baseggio and make the move.
It is believed Baseggio has been offered a scouting position in the Blues organization. Sources also believe Rivermen assistant coach Davis Payne is the most likely candidate to be the next Rivermen head coach.
â€œIâ€™m disappointed,â€ said Baseggio as he cleaned out his office. â€œI thank the organization. I guess itâ€™s time for me to move forward. I donâ€™t want to say much else because anything else Iâ€™d say now would just be viewed as a fired coach crying.â€