Knights board sacks coach Stone
RICK Stone was in his office at Knights headquarters at 6am yesterday searching for something he couldn’t find. Answers. Why were his players, who he had shown so much loyalty at the selection table, not responding to his coaching? He may never find out. Five hours after starting work, the coach’s fate was sealed. The Newcastle Knights board held an 11am telephone hook- up where directors decided to cut their losses and sack him with a season to run on his $ 400,000 contract. After 12 defeats from 14 games, the Knights’ 52- 6 capitulation to South Sydney on Saturday was the final straw.