Well, this certainly didn’t take long. The Booklyn Nets had high expectations headed into this season (for some reason) and apparently, team brass didn’t think head coach Avery Johnson was living up to them. They have relieved him of his coaching duties.
But this moves simply proves that the Nets are not, and never were the best team in New York as so many foolishly proclaimed prior to the start of the season.
Similar to the Mike Brown firing, this is a bit premature, but it is what it is. Back to the drawing board.
The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his head coaching duties, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately. “The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” said Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Johnson was named head coach of the Nets on June 15, 2010. In two-plus seasons as head coach of the Nets, Johnson compiled a record of 60-116.