Breaking News: The Brooklyn Nets Have Reportedly Fired Avery Johnson


BKN_Johnson_Avery, NBA columnist has just announced the Nets have fired their head coach, Avery Johnson. The Nets started the season at 11-4 but have since lost 10 of their last 13 games now breaking even at .500 with a record of 14-14. As Avery Johnson was named Eastern Conference “Coach of the Month” for November, everything in Brooklyn became nightmare for the front office as the team dealt with injuries to the front-court tandem Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace.

! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted this afternoon that a league source says Brooklyn has fired Johnson after the team’s 14-14 start. Wojnarowski also reports the Nets have named assistant P.J. Carlesimo as the .

We knew there were rumblings of trouble in the , especially after publicly questioned how well he fit into Johnson’s offense. Combine the star’s disgruntled start to the season with huge expectations and a slipping squad, and honestly, this isn’t all that surprising, even when you factor in this (courtesy of Brett Pollakoff): Johnson was the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in October and November… then got fired in December.

Check out the video he just did that was pulled from Jay-Z’s ever-bubbling YouTube channel Life + Times comes this Brooklyn-centric discussion with BK emcee Talib Kweli and Nets coach Avery Johnson.

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