According to ESPNNY, the New Jersey Nets have fired Head Coach Avery Johnson. Sources indicate assistant P.J. Carlesimo will be named interim Head Coach. More information will be presented once it is made available.
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.