Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 11/12/14
With any family member being let go of their duties at their job, a ball of emotions are ready to explode.  Avery Johnson was fired earlier today by the Brooklyn Nets.  Johnson’s son reacted to the firing on Twitter.  The younger Johnson said, I’m sorry are [our] best players couldn’t make open shots. Yeah that’s my dads fault totally… His next tweet said, The expectations were way to [too] high for this team. We didn’t even have a losing record…. Didn’t even give my dad a full season. #OUTRAGE The younger Johnson has a point.  The easiest person to blame when a team is being horrible is the coach.  Instead, maybe the blame should be on the players.  The players are protected in this business.  They are the names that bring in the dollar signs.  The players have these massive contracts that makes “firing” them difficult.  Yes, a team could waive a player, but that’s normally for the super bench warmers.  For a team like the Brooklyn Nets who have names on their roster, one would expect them to cause a ruckus in the Eastern Conference.
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