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credit: thesportsquotient.com Amidst a year where things have not gone as well as what had been imagined for the Brooklyn nets, head coach Avery Johnson is the first to feel the displeasure of ownership. The Nets have fired Avery Johnson less than 30 games into the season following an embarrassing loss on Christmas day to the Boston Celtics. The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 In fact, the Nets have made P.J. Carlesimo the interim head coach, sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 This is certainly a little bit of a surprise, but the coach is usually the first to go when a team is underperforming. Of course, this is not all Johnson’s fault. The stars of the team, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, have been massively underperforming, leading to the team’s mediocre performance.   The post Nets Fire Avery Johnson appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
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