John Davidson's move from media to management is not
unprecedented in sports. Here are some others who made the switch.
BOB BRENLY Manager Arizona Diamondbacks
After seven seasons as a broadcaster, the former Giants
catcher won a World Series in 2001, his first of 31/2 seasons with the D-Backs.
He's now a color analyst for the Chicago Cubs.
JERRY COLEMAN Manager San Diego Padres
The former Yankees second baseman was the Padres'
play-by-play man for eight seasons before taking over as manager in 1980. After
a sixth-place finish he returned to the booth, where he remains today.
BUCK MARTINEZ Manager Toronto Blue Jays
Spent 14 years as an analyst in Canada, then was named
the Jays' manager before the 2001 season. He went 100-115 before being fired
early in 2002. Now a commentator for the Baltimore Orioles.
MARIO TREMBLAY Coach Montreal Canadiens
Former Canadiens right wing spent nine years on radio
and TV for the team before being named coach in 1995. In two seasons he went
71-63-25 (.525) and made the playoffs both years. He's currently an assistant
coach with the Minnesota Wild.