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NBA Nets fire coach Johnson

Efe
Saturday, December 29, 2012

NEW YORK - The Brooklyn Nets' disappointing performance over the past few weeks has led to the firing of coach Avery Johnson.

The decision was announced by general manager Billy King, with assistant P.J. Carlesimo named interim head coach.

Johnson's dismissal follows the Nets' 108-93 loss on Wednesday night to the Milwaukee Bucks, which left Brooklyn with a record of 14-14.

Hired by the Nets in June 2010, Johnson was named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the month for October and November on the strength of the squad's 11-4 start.

Since then, however, the Nets have won only three of 13 games.





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