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Weeks after Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson won the NBA Eastern Conference Coach Of The Month Award for the month of November; the franchise dismissed their former bench boss Thursday afternoon. “The New York Post” has reported that Team Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, announced the decision in a statement. The Russian billionaire wrote “The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future.”
After taking the team to a record of 11-4 in the first month of the campaign; Brooklyn has a 3-10 record so far for the month of December. The team was back at the .500 mark after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. According to reports, assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo, will assume head coach duties; although it is not yet known whether it would be a short-term move or he would run the team for the balance of the campaign.
Speculation will grow that statements by starting point guard Deron Williams, criticizing Johnson’...
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Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the Nets' coaching situation.
The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson on Thursday morning, and many believe Deron Williams was the driving force behind the move. The Nets are off to a 14-14 start, and Williams recently was open in saying that he was having a hard time getting accustomed to Johnson’s offensive scheme.
With every NBA head coaching vacancy comes Phil Jackson speculation. Of course, Jackson...
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 too long, the Russian billionaire said he wanted to tackle those issues head-on. ...
With the firing of Avery Johnson, fingers started pointing at All-Star point guard Deron Williams. When Williams was with the Utah Jazz, he was blamed for the departure of head coach Jerry Sloan. Now that Avery Johnson has been fired, the blame game is back on Deron Williams.
The Utah Jazz has an official Twitter account. They provided their opinion on the whole coaching scenario...
Deron Williams, who spent much of Christmas with his right wrist wrapped, will not play vs. the Bucks Wednesday night.
Williams has a bruised right wrist, according to the Nets. He has had wrist issues since arriving in New Jersey in February 2011, undergoing surgery to remove bone chips and scar tissue that April. Williams has not blamed his wrist issues for his woeful shooting...
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Avery Johnson Jr. was understandably upset when he learned that his old man was fired by the Brooklyn Nets. And he took to Twitter to express his displeasure.
After a fast start, the Nets came soaring back to earth.
The Nets had much higher hopes for their inaugural season in Brooklyn. With a current record of 14-14 and locker room mumblings from Deron Williams saying that he was used to being coached a different way. Plus Gerald Wallace calling his teammates out about their attitude during the losing streak. The Nets have announced the [...]
Multiple stories reporting Avery Johnson‘s firing on Thursday described Brooklyn Nets players as “blindsided” by the news. By any normal standards, this should have been a shocking development: the reigning NBA coach of the month, who was given a thrown-together roster, getting the boot after a rough stretch in the schedule.
Nothing is shocking given the situation, however...
A soft spot in the schedule is helping P.J. Carlesimo get off to a smooth start as coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
One night after the Nets rolled past an opponent that hasn't won in more than a month, Brooklyn hosts a last-place Cleveland Cavaliers club that remains without its best big man Saturday night.
That should provide Carlesimo with a good opportunity to improve to 2-0...
After another ugly loss to Milwaukee, the Nets’ tenth loss of December, Avery Johnson was finally “relieved of his coaching duties.” Most of the attention and blame has been directed at Deron Williams. I don’t agree. In fact, I thought this coaching change came late enough.
Avery Johnson is not a great coach and he was underachieving with the Nets. His record with New Jersey...
Avery Johnson took the high road when he addressed the media Thursday after being fired by the Brooklyn Nets. The ex-head coach claims he never saw the firing coming and said, "This is the ownership's decision. This is what we signed up for."
Johnson's teenage son didn't take the news as well and went thumbs-out on his Twitter account to vent his anger...