Avery Johnson was fired today as coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
After a 14-14 start the Nets front office decided that things would not be getting any better in the current format. The team announced Thursday that Avery Johnson was relieved of head coaching duties.
“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.
P.J. Carlesimo, one of the assistants of Johnson, has been named the interim head coach according to ESPN.
Despite a strong start the Nets have been struggling lately. Deron Williams, the superstar of the franchise, wasn’t happy with the system and seemed lost in the last games. The players were complaining about the offensive plays, and the Nets looked completely out of sync. The team lost 10 of 13 games they have played in December so far.
It’s obvious that in the eyes of the Nets front office, change was inevitable.