Word is that the Brookly Nets have fired Coach Avery Johnson.
This is still somewhat surprising, despite their recent tailspin into a 14-13 record. It should be pointed out that both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson have been less than stellar this season. Check out this quote given by Johnson just a few days ago:
“Let me give some real rocket science right now. Listen to this: at some point, after I signed on as a coach, when I signed on the dotted line, a couple of things are going to happen at some point: One, I’m going to get fired. Two, I’m going to resign. Three, I’m going to re-sign. One of those three things happens to every head coach in this league. Two of those three we have no control over. So what we do is we continue to do our jobs. I think the best thing about jobs is when we have adversity, or when we have setbacks, as a coach we continue to lead with passion. … That’s what these times are all about. At the end of the day for every coach, one of those three things are going to happen. So right now, what I’m really concerned about is us playing good basketball. So until ownership tells me otherwise I’m going to continue to do my job.” - Coach Avery Johnson
Expect P.J. Carlesimo to become interim head coach in the meantime.