Found May 08, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
Although he did a solid job in the regular season after taking over for Avery Johnson (going 35-19), Carlesimo knew that he wasn't likely to lose the interim tag, a fact which was entrenched with Brooklyn's embarrassing 1st-round playoff defeat The Nets-Bulls opening round series of the Eastern Conference Playoffs was filled with crazy runs, comebacks, shots, performances and finishes. One thing it did not have, however, was a Brooklyn Nets series win, as the Bulls were able to take Game Seven at the Barclays Center, taking the entire series as well. Clearly, that result did not go over well in Brooklyn's front office, as interim coach P.J. Carlesimo -- who assumed the job in late December after the team fired Avery Johnson -- was canned just hours after the loss, leaving the Nets without a permanent head coach and the veteran Carlesimo without a job. Ever since the firing was announced, and even earlier in the season when Carlesimo's departure s...
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