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Emotional Sheldon Keefe likely addresses the media for the last time

Published May 6, 2024 at 1:58 PM
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An emotional Sheldon Keefe potentially addressed the media for the last time today during the locker room clean-up for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Sheldon Keefe spoke about his future as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs in his end-of-season interview.

Sheldon Keefe says it's out of his control if the #leafs management and ownership decides to bring him back next season.

"I believe in myself greatly. I love coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now more than ever, I believe I will win and our team will win."




Facing uncertainty, Keefe addressed reporters, emphasizing his belief in himself, his love for coaching the Leafs, and his confidence in winning with the team.


Keefe acknowledged that decisions regarding his future lie beyond his control, but he expressed strong self-belief and commitment to the Leafs' success.

"Sheldon Keefe on his job security: "It's out of my control."

Asserts that he believes in himself and Maple Leafs' ability to win. Takes accountability for team not meeting expectations.


Regarding his team's early playoff exit, Keefe took responsibility, accepting accountability for the failure to meet expectations.


Here's the full quote:

"So, you know, I'm in the coaching business and in the coaching business, you don't get to make decisions about, about, you know, your position. So for me, it's, it's out of my control. My job is to find solutions and help direct and create a path for our team to continue to move forward. And that's my focus. I understand that ownership and management, you know, they make those types of decisions. And as I said, I accept responsibility for not meeting results. I believe in myself greatly. I love coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now more than ever, I believe in myself and our team and that I will win and our team will win. I've been through a lot, you know, as a coach, in my career and, you know, to get to this, to this level and, and, and I've won a lot, you know, before coming here and the path always looks different. But you'll learn along the way. And I've learned a lot through my experience and, and I know I'm in a good place. That decision's out of my control. You know, my job is to, is to continue to work, to find solutions and continue to improve as a coach. And then at the same time, you know, take accountability for the fact that we haven't met expectations and decisions like, like you're alluding to are out of my control. But I certainly would like the attention and focus to be on me as the head coach and leader. And you got to be accountable when you don't meet expectations."


He also spoke about Mitch Marner, recognizing him as an exceptional player who is driven to succeed with the Leafs.

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