Ron Francis relieved of duties as Hurricanes GM

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Newly minted Carolina Hurricanes owner Thomas Dundon didn't wait long to shake things up in Raleigh, as the team announced Wednesday that general manager Ron Francis will move out of his current role to become president of hockey operations.

The new GM will report directly to Dundon, the Hurricanes confirmed. The club didn't specify a timeline for the GM search.

Francis was hired at the end of the 2014 season, and previously served as the team's vice president of hockey operations. Carolina is in the midst of its fourth losing season with Francis at the helm.

Dundon reportedly wants to have direct dealings with his coaches and players, choosing to run his team in the model of Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Ron Francis relieved of duties as Hurricanes GM
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