SI.com reports in Gretzky steps aside to tend to ailing mother
After agonizing for months about whether the job [as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes] would allow him time to focus on his family, including his mother, two sons in youth baseball and his daughter Paulina’s budding career as an entertainer, Gretzky finally accepted the position in August, once the NHL lockout was settled. "We’re in a tough situation because of teenage children, and then we have a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, so my family and my responsibilities is sort of a juggle," Gretzky said.
I have great respect for a man who believes that his family is more important than his job. Even moreso, I am pleased to see it reported in the media. For a change, we get to see good news in the headlines.