Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Avery Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, one month after he was named Eastern Conference coach of the month, and two weeks after Deron Williams complained about the team’s offensive system. Brooklyn entered the season with high expectations after acquiring Joe Johnson in the offseason and re-signing Gerald Wallace. They started off 11-4 and won five games to end November, but they’ve slid since then and are now 14-14. News of Johnson’s firing came as a surprise to many people, including LeBron James, who questioned the move: Avery got fired? He was just coach of the month wasn’t he? That’s like a player get Player of the Month then gets traded the next month #NBA — LeBron James (@KingJames) December 27, 2012 Avery Johnson’s son, Avery Jr., was much more blunt: This is a fuxking Outrage. My dad is a great coach, he just got coach of the month and they Fire him. #Smh. Completely new team he had. — Avery Johnson Jr. (@itsaveryjohnson) December 27, 2012...
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