Posted December 28, 2012 on
AP on Fox
P.J. Carlesimo hadn't even coached his first game with the Brooklyn Nets and already names such as Phil Jackson were floating around.
Carlesimo was appointed interim coach Thursday when the Nets fired Avery Johnson, and general manager Billy King said he hoped Carlesimo would have the job for a while.
But the Nets also put out a statement saying a search for a new head coach would begin immediately, making it unclear how long Carlesimo would be sticking around.
The man who could clear it up is owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who is expected to attend the Nets' game against Charlotte on Friday night.
If the Russian billionaire wants to spend big on a new coach, he could make a sales pitch to Jackson, the retired 11-time champion.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It was all good just a month ago. The Brooklyn Nets who came into this season with high hopes and something of a nice start have fired Avery Johnson.
The foundation of the team has publicly started to crack over the past two weeks as All-Star Deron Williams expressed doubts about Johnson’s system.
Once that happened the Nets went from being a hot team on a cold streak to being...
NBA columnist for Yahoo sports Adrian Wojnarowski reported via twitter earlier today that the Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson. The Nets will make P.J. Carlesimo the interim head coach. Johnson, who was in the final year of his contract, was named Eastern
Conference Coach of the Month for October and Novemberafter an 11-4
start. December wasn't such a good...
The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Avery Johnson after a 14-14 start, general manager Billy King announced Thursday. The Nets sit 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Miami Heat in eighth place in the Eastern Conference. They've lost their previous two games and have gone 3-10 in December. Johnson was in the final year of his contract. He was named Eastern Conference Coach...
Deron Williams started last night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats after missing Wednesday's game with a bruised right wrist. The off day was the first for Williams this season. The injury comes at a time of turmoil for the Brooklyn Nets as coach Avery Johnson was recently fired. Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York says the plan to sit Williams came from the Nets'...
Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the Nets' coaching situation.
When the Nets dramatically overhauled their roster this summer, the plan wasn’t to put together a .500 team. But that’s exactly what they are after last night’s 108-93 loss to the Bucks dropped them to 14-14 this season.
“We’re a way better team than what our record is,” Gerald Wallace said. “I’m [bleeping ticked] off about us losing, and especially the way we’re...
A mere day after Brooklyn axed Avery Johnson following 2 1/2-years with the organization, Phil Jackson’s agent said the legendary coach has “no interest in the Nets job at this time.” Despite having talented ballplayers Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and … Continue reading →
When news broke of the Brooklyn Nets firing Avery Johnson, I immediately knew that Phil Jackson’s name would come up in the discussion. Phil has the bug to coach again – and stick it to Jim Buss, – the Nets have a talented team and an owner with deep pockets. Not Jay Z silly, the [...]
Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has emerged as a significant candidate for theBrooklyn Nets’ head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Nets fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday, replacing him with P.J. Carlesimo on an interim basis.
Nets general manager Billy King is intrigued with Sampson, among other candidates, and is expected to eventually...