“I took the red eye Sunday night after our game against Vancouver and landed at 5 o’clock [Monday] morning,’’ said Quinn, who met that day with BU president Robert Brown.
The decision was made quickly and a press conference quickly arranged. Quinn joked that he only brought one suit because he didn’t expect it to happen so fast and had to borrow a tie, which was a red one with BU on it.
At 6 p.m. Tuesday night, it was back on a plane to meet the Avalanche in Calgary. He said he looks forward to Oct. 1, when he can open his first practice, but for now, his focus will be with Colorado but his heart is with BU.
“I’ve been a lot of different places,’’ said Quinn. “It’s just good to be home.’’
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.