And a coach goes down!
Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:24 AM
The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his coaching duties, general manager Billy King announced Thursday.
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.
Johnson was named coach of the Nets on June 15, 2010. In two-plus seasons with the Nets, Johnson compiled a record of 60-116.
Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:04 AM
This is Mike Woodson, Knicks coach...
Avery Johnson is a sh*t coach.
Now the only thing the Nets have to do is hire a good coach and the rest will fix itself.
Um... good luck finding a good coach tho.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:23 PM
Yeah I was thinking of Brown too.
Larry Brown has a good relationship with Nets GM Billy King, is from Brooklyn, and we all know he rather be in the NBA than at SMU.
He always comes in and changes the atmosphere of teams.
The problem is that teams can only hang onto him for about 3 seasons or less. Sometimes it's Brown, sometimes it's the team.
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