Report: NHL Coaches Association wants Jack Adams Award renamed for Scotty Bowman

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The organization that represents NHL coaches would reportedly like the league's annual coaching award to be renamed in honor of Scotty Bowman.

The NHL Coaches Association wants the Jack Adams Award to be renamed the Scotty Bowman Trophy, according to TVA's Renaud Lavoie.

The NHLCA reportedly says the General Manager of the Year Award should in turn be renamed in honor of Adams. He served as GM of the Detroit Red Wings for nearly 35 years, the longest such tenure in NHL history.

The Jack Adams Award has recognized the league's coach of the year since 1974, when it was given to Philadelphia Flyers bench boss Fred Shero.

Bowman won nine Stanley Cup championships as a head coach with the Montreal Canadiens, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Red Wings. He also coached the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, winning 1,244 career games and compiling a .632 win percentage.

The GM of the Year Award is one of the only annual NHL honors that isn't named after a former member of the league.

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