Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/28/12
NEW YORK - Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov cut short a skiing vacation in British Columbia to attend to the numerous issues plaguing his team during the previous 13 games. Those problems included 1-on-1 play, a stagnant offense as well as a lack of concentration and, after seeing it linger for way too long, the Russian billionaire said he wanted to tackle those issues head-on. That meant making a coaching change and replacing Avery Johnson with assistant P.J. Carlesimo, who is the interim head coach. Though that move was officially made Thursday, Prokhorov said he decided to fire Johnson last week. A day after firing Johnson, Prokhorov addressed the decision at halftime and watched the Nets coast for most of the night Friday en route to 97-81 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats, who dropped their 17th straight game. "I cut my vacation short to be here to solve this problem," Prokhorov said during the opening statement of his 8 1/2-minute media briefing. "From the first day ...
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