Montgomery withdraws from Florida coaching consideration, will stay at Denver

Jim Montgomery (Melissa Wade)
Jim Montgomery is 102-47-18 in four seasons at DU (photo: Melissa Wade).

The Denver Post is reporting that Denver coach Jim Montgomery has withdrawn from the Florida Panthers’ coaching vacancy.

Montgomery took the Pioneers to a national championship this past April in his fourth season with the team.

“My family and I are very happy here,” Montgomery said in a text message Friday to the Post.

Montgomery, who is 102-47-18 at DU, had two interviews with Florida and also had talks to the Los Angeles Kings before they hired John Stevens.

The Post reported that Montgomery’s second interview with the Panthers was this past Tuesday.