Friday, October 4, 2013

Hook’s contract not renewed for 2014

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones have announced that manager Kenny Hook’s contract will not be 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.”