Friday, October 4, 2013
Hook’s contract not renewed for 2014
“This was an extremely difficult decision because we know how much Kenny has put into this organization,” said T-Bones President Adam Ehlert. “However, we feel it’s time to take the club in a different direction. We wish Kenny nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
The T-Bones went 91-109 in two seasons under Hook. After going 51-49 in 2012, the T-Bones slid to 40-60 this past season.
It’s the lowest win total since the team moved to Kansas City from Duluth, Minn., prior to the 2003 season. Hook started with the T-Bones in 2011 as the club’s bench coach under Tim Doherty.
He became manager shortly before the 2012 season, when Doherty accepted a position as a coaching assistant with the Boston Red Sox. Last offseason, Hook was selected as a manager/instructor for the California Winter League.
The search will begin immediately for Hook’s replacement.
“We’re not putting a specific timetable on finding our next manager,” said T-Bones Vice-President and General Manager Chris Browne. “Our biggest concern is making sure we find the best fit for our club.”