Found December 27, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
And for the patience of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov in his new building... 14-14 doesn't guarantee New Year's work for the Brooklynets... Avery Johnson... Or... how 'bout this way...??? You get the idea... Johnson's Nets have lost 10 of 13 games after starting out a lot differently... "We don't have the same fire now than we did when we were 11-4," general manager Billy King said at a news conference in East Rutherford. "I tried to talk to Avery about it and we just can't figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening." Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets on an interim basis... and, presumably, not get the gig full-time next season... There was no comment from King about an idea that Phil Jackson has been contacted or that the Nets have interest in bringing him in to Brooklyn...

Prokhorov Cuts Vacation Short To Address Nets' Coaching Situation

Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the Nets' coaching situation.

Nets owner explains firing, watches Brooklyn win

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. ...

Nets turn to Carlesimo, but for how long?

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...

Brooklyn Nets Fire Avery Johnson

After a poor 14-14 start, the Brooklyn Nets have announced today that they are parting ways with Avery Johnson. While the Nets look for another coach the interim duties fall to P.J. Carlesimo. According to ESPN: Johnson, who was in the final year of his contract, was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November following an 11-4 start. But the Nets have won...

Avery Johnson reportedly lost many players in Nets locker room

Avery Johnson was fired by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday just 28 games into the season. The team was 14-14 and had gone 3-10 in its last 13 games. Blowout losses in recent games appeared to play a role in the firing, and so did Johnson’s perceived inability to reach his players. GM Billy King said at his press conference announcing the firing that Johnson wasn’t reaching the...

Nets' fire Johnson

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...

Report: Nets want Phil Jackson

The Nets were thinking big when they moved to Brooklyn and acquired a host of high-priced stars to rival the Knicks for New York supremacy. Now, after firing coach Avery Johnson when the team sank into a slump, the Nets may be shooting for the stars again. Phil Jackson is the top target of the Nets' coaching search, according to a report by ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard...

Cavaliers-Nets Preview

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...

Brooklyn Nets Fire Coach Avery Johnson As Deron Williams, Billy King Strike Again

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...

Dommermuth: Avery Johnson Fired

The Brooklyn Nets announced Thursday that head coach Avery Johnson would be relieved of his duties and replaced by assistant P.J. Carlesimo. A statement was released by Nets GM Billy King following Wednesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. A loss that drops the Nets to 14-14, holding on to the 8th and final seed [...]The post Dommermuth: Avery Johnson Fired appeared first on OfficialHoops.

Denver Nuggets Podcast: Episode 10 – 5280 Year End Hoops Show

5280 Hoops Show: Denver Nuggets Podcast   This week Justin and Peter talk about their top 14 stories in the NBA for 2012, FastBreaks, Mikhail Prokhorov’s similarity to Ivan Drago of Rocky IV fame, the week in review for the Denver Nuggets and of course Justin wouldn’t let the opportunity to talk about Danilo Gallinari’s big game against Dallas pass him by.

Brooklyn Nets fire head coach Avery Johnson

From being Coach of the Month for the month of November to being fired in December right after Christmas.  What a gift!  What exactly is this about?  The Brooklyn Nets have announced that they have fired head coach Avery Johnson. According to ESPN, the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets, Billy King, announced the firing of Avery Johnson.  For now, assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo...
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