Originally Posted by Top Shelf
Bowness has been named associate head coach. Some will see it as an insignificant difference or just semantics, but it's a different dynamic in terms of responsibilities and expectations from "You and you alone are THE head coach, and this man is merely your assistant." They are now both the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. It's different from previous Cooper's position of sole and final authority.
How different? It'll be interesting to see how this dynamic plays out on the ice, that's for sure...especially times of difficulty
Top here is your initial post, in what release is he called associate head coach, except, as I pointed out in EE's tweet, there is no mention of him being an associate head coach. The difference is very important. When you call someone an associate head coach you are making him equal in many respects to the Head coach, which would reduce Coopers power over the team, that is not being done, In all other posts he is called an associate coach which is an important distinction but he is still not on par with the head coach thus there is a clear hierarchy of authority. You really need to get bifocals and take a reading class yourself, you are probably the result of private elitist education system because you simply cannot admit when you are wrong.