Report: Brooklyn Nets Fire Avery Johnson As Head Coach
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski just hit Twitter with a report that the Brooklyn Nets have fired Head Coach Avery Johnson. Johson compiled a 60-116 record after a little more than two years on the job.
“The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” said principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov in regard to the firing.
Brooklyn started off the year hot after an off season spending spree, but fell to 14-14 after getting smashed by the Boston Celtics 93-76 on Christmas Day.
The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012
The highly touted backcourt duo of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson has yet to produce as expected, and consequently the Nets have dropped 10 of their last 13 games.
P.J. Carlesimo will take over the team on an interim basis, starting with their game tomorrow night against the Bobcats at the Barclays Center.
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