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Thrashers promote from within, pluck Anderson from AHL

Updated: June 20, 2008, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

John Anderson never doubted his chance would come.

He just had to be very, very patient.

After coaching in the minors for 13 seasons -- and winning five championships -- Anderson finally landed a coveted NHL job when the Atlanta Thrashers announced him as the fourth coach in franchise history Friday.

Anderson was an obvious choice after leading the Thrashers' top affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, to the American Hockey League title. In fact, general manager Don Waddell didn't start ...

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