Bombers fire GM Mack and CEO Buchko

[b]The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have fired general manager Joe Mack and CEO/president Garth Buchko following a 1-5 start to the season.

The Bombers say Buchko's decision was a 'mutual' one between him and the club. Former Bomber fullback Wade Miller, who retired in 2006, will be joining the team as acting Chief Executive Officer.

The announcement came after the Free Press reported on Thursday that Buchko had submitted a recommendation to the team's board of directors that Mack be fired.

Buchko was formally introduced as the president and CEO on January 5, 2012, officially taking over the reins of the organization on March 1, 2012.

Mack was officially introduced as the Blue Bombers' vice-president and general manager on January 22, 2010, making a return to the team that employed him as Director of Player Personnel from 1984-1987.[/b]