Nets fire head coach Johnson after December slide

The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Avery Johnson in the midst of the 3-10 SU slide.

Johnson, who was in the final year of his contract, led Brooklyn to a quick 11-4 start, going 10-3-2 ATS. However, the Nets have been mired in a nasty skid since the beginning of December and have posted just a 2-11 ATS mark in that span.

Brooklyn is schedule to host the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night. The Nets are suggested 10.5-point home favorites, according to Nevada-based odds service The Sports Club. Brooklyn is also dealing with injuries to PG Deron Williams (wrist) and forward Kris Humphries (abdominal). Williams is probable for Friday.

According to ESPN, P.J. Carlesimo will serve as Brooklyn's interim head coach for now.

The Nets are priced at +3,500 to win the NBA Championship this season.

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Posted by Yankee_Nut
4 years ago

Nets should hire Jerry Sloan just to piss Williams off Maybe the BIG CRY BABY will quit

Posted by shauna
4 years ago

finally he's gone. he's like mike d'antoni and the van gundy's overrated coaches which doesnt have credentials. not won a single championship even around a bunch of great players. they should be gone in nba as they will just ruin a good team and make it a losing team or just a first round playoff team.

Posted by MrBogey
4 years ago

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