Originally written on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 12/28/12
If I were a Nets fan, I'm not sure I'd be too thrilled about the firing of head coach Avery Johnson. Brooklyn made NBA history by becoming the first team to fire its coach just a month after the guy won "Coach of the Month" honors.Despite Deron Williams' recent comments that he preferred playing in Jerry Sloan's system in Utah, he still never came out to say he disliked playing for Johnson, necessarily. Though the Nets have struggled and hobbled through the final month of 2012, it's hard to believe The Little General had completely lost control of his team.Of course, players like to often save face in times of crucial public comment like this, but the tweets of praise for Johnson from the likes of Reggie Evans, Andray Blatche, and Anthony Morrow following the coach's ousting appeared to be legitimate and sincere. Some expressed surprise while saying they managed to learn a lot from the coach. Opposing players like LeBron James and Kendall Marshall also took to Twitter to express the...
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