"The LA Kings today made a decision to relieve Terry Murray of his head coaching duties. Assistant Coach John Stevens will take over those duties on an interim basis. The decision was made not based on one glaring moment but rather it was something that built up. I told the players that the coach, who works as hard as any coach I have been around, paid the price and that they are accountable. My message to the fans is that your support this season has been second to none and we remain committed to our plan of building this team into a championship-caliber squad. "