|Ted Nolan was named interim head coach of the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 13, 2013 when the team fired general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston.
Nolan previously coached the Sabres from 1995-97; he won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 1997 after leading the Sabres to a 40-30-12 record, but was fired after that season. He had been coaching Latvia's national team since 2011, and is set to coach Latvia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Following his first stint with Buffalo, Nolan coached the New York Islanders from 2006-08 where he compiled a 74-68-21 record. The Islanders did not make the playoffs during Nolan's tenure.