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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
From being Coach of the Month for the month of November to being fired in December right after Christmas. What a gift! What exactly is this about? The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they have fired head coach Avery Johnson.
According to ESPN, the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, Billy King, announced the firing of Avery Johnson. For now, assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo will be the interim coach.
With any head coaching position that opens up in the NBA, the first name that comes out of everyone is Phil Jackson. Other potential candidates also include Jerry Sloan, Stan Van Gundy, Nate McMillan and if they really want someone who has been to the NBA Finals, Mike Brown is available without the Princeton Offense attached to his name. With Sloan, that is Deron Williams’ former coach with the Utah Jazz. Will they iron out their differences, if any? As for Stan Van Gundy, he has made his intentions clear that he is not interested in the job. Nate McMillan would garner respect and needs a shot at coaching again. As for Mike Brown, well, we all know how his tenure with the Lakers ended up being.
This is what happens when you move your team from New Jersey to Brooklyn and take in big names. The expectations are really high. Whoever replaces Avery Johnson will have tough task ahead of them. Just ask Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni who replaced Mike Brown.
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With the Brooklyn Nets struggling as of late, Gerald Wallace has taken issue with how his teammates are responding to the slide and made his feelings known.
It was all good just a month ago. The Brooklyn Nets who came into this season with high hopes and something of a nice start have fired Avery Johnson.
The foundation of the team has publicly started to crack over the past two weeks as All-Star Deron Williams expressed doubts about Johnson’s system.
Once that happened the Nets went from being a hot team on a cold streak to being...
P.J. Carlesimo hadn't even coached his first game with the Brooklyn Nets and already names such as Phil Jackson were floating around.
Carlesimo was appointed interim coach Thursday when the Nets fired Avery Johnson, and general manager Billy King said he hoped Carlesimo would have the job for a while.
But the Nets also put out a statement saying a search for a new head coach...
NBA columnist for Yahoo sports Adrian Wojnarowski reported via twitter earlier today that the Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson. The Nets will make P.J. Carlesimo the interim head coach. Johnson, who was in the final year of his contract, was named Eastern
Conference Coach of the Month for October and Novemberafter an 11-4
start. December wasn't such a good...
When the Nets dramatically overhauled their roster this summer, the plan wasn’t to put together a .500 team. But that’s exactly what they are after last night’s 108-93 loss to the Bucks dropped them to 14-14 this season.
“We’re a way better team than what our record is,” Gerald Wallace said. “I’m [bleeping ticked] off about us losing, and especially the way we’re...
The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Avery Johnson after a 14-14 start, general manager Billy King announced Thursday. The Nets sit 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Miami Heat in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. They've lost their previous two games and have gone 3-10 in December. Johnson was in the final year of his contract. He was named Eastern Conference Coach...
A mere day after Brooklyn axed Avery Johnson following 2 1/2-years with the organization, Phil Jackson’s agent said the legendary coach has “no interest in the Nets job at this time.” Despite having talented ballplayers Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and … Continue reading →
When news broke of the Brooklyn Nets firing Avery Johnson, I immediately knew that Phil Jackson’s name would come up in the discussion. Phil has the bug to coach again – and stick it to Jim Buss, – the Nets have a talented team and an owner with deep pockets. Not Jay Z silly, the [...]
Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a significant candidate for theBrooklyn Nets’ head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Nets fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday, replacing him with P.J. Carlesimo on an interim basis.
Nets general manager Billy King is intrigued with Sampson, among other candidates, and is expected to eventually...
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points, Monta Ellis added 20 points and a season-high six steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time, 108-93 on Wednesday night.
Brook Lopez had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets missed a chance to get back to .500 on the road (6-7) and lost their third straight.
The Nets were without starting guard...