Hov and his 1% must not be too happy…
Avery Johnson Fired As Brooklyn Nets Head Coach
Brooklyn Nets fans might be excited to have a hometown NBA team representing on the court, but the head honchos of the new franchise are none to pleased with the Nets’ lack luster performance for the month of December and head coach Avery Johnson is suffering the consequences.
The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his coaching duties, general manager Billy King announced Thursday.
The Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson. But was it the right move? And is it in time to save Brooklyn’s season?
P.J. Carlesimo has been named the interim coach, a source told 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 just three of their last 13 games in December, prompting the team to go in another direction.
The Nets, at 14-14, currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
“The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said.