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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 month though. They have won only 3 of their last 13 game. That's not saying much with the talent they put on the court every night. The Nets are currently sitting in the 8th playoff spot in the East at 14-14.
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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.
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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.
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Per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets have fired Avery Johnson. The firing comes after the Nets’ 14-14 start. P.J. Carleismo will be the interim head coach until a new head coach can be found.
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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...
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