BROOKLYN (USA TODAY) -- The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, the team announced on Thursday.
was in his third season with the team, but the Nets' 14-14 start was
clearly not enough in light of the increased expectations that came this
The Nets revamped their roster for their first season in
Brooklyn, re-signing point guard Deron Williams and small forward
Gerald Wallace while also landing veteran shooting guard Joe Johnson in a
trade with Atlanta. After starting this season 11-4, they have lost 10
of their last 13 games.
According to a person with knowledge of
the team's plans, Nets assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo will be named the
team's interim coach. The person requested anonymity because the
decision had not yet been announced.