Michelle Kwan & coach Frank Carroll
Yu na Kim & coach Brian Orser
Sale-Pelletier & coach Gauthier
He also did not look like he really helped her that much. Maybe he thought that if Michelle won the Gold then Frank would get too much credit.
On the subject of Bourne/Kraatz. I saw her skate solo in several shows & she was amazing. It was a really nice thing to see her skate like that.
I think it was at Fashion On Ice that I first saw her.
I think I remember in 1997 that Michelle's father wanted her to go to the NHK Trophy as she was being offered a lot of money to go but Frank did not want her to in the run-up to the Nationals & Olympics. So they clashed then.
Michelle then got injured between Skate America & Skate Canada so could not go.
I voted for the MK/Frank split, it was shocking.
ETA: sorry for 2 posts in a row, my computer is going cuckoo.
I was shocked @ the timing of Michelle & Frank's parting, but am glad that they have made their peace since that time, and seem to be very respectful of each other. I guess that most shocking split for me was the one with Yuna & Brian.
Did he actually do all that training?
I voted for Michelle splitting with Frank. I still remember it was a big shock and kind of sad. I also do not think it was a smart choice and not having a coach at the Olympics would be hard in my opinion.*
I was also sad by Grishuk & Platov's split because I love them and they didn't even get to skate pro together at all since Evgeny ended things right after Champions on Ice. Maya Usova really held Evgeny back in the pro programs they did, in my opinion.*
Bourne and Kraatz's split was sad to me as well. I still really don't know the story behind it and in previous years, Victor seemed like a nice guy to me.
Yes, it's true that mk and frank handled the whole thing with class, while yuna and Brian both behaved classlessly. But that's how they split. The split itself wasn't as shocking IMHO.