Mikhail Prokhorov saw the draining team spirit, the missing will to fight, and decided change was needed. The Brooklyn Nets owner had to like the results in the first game under P.J. Carlesimo.
The return of Stoudemire shouldn’t really be a big deal. It’s very clear that Anthony, the main man no matter who is on the Knicks, has to get the overwhelming majority of his minutes at the four.
Although Deron Williams vehemently denies it, a report indicates that the star point guard “totally quit on Avery Johnson.”
In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.
The Nets have Jackson, who was passed over for the Lakers job earlier this season, high on their list of potential replacements for fired coach Avery Johnson, according to multiple reports.
Avery Johnson was fired on Thursday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who have fallen to .500 in their season of new surroundings and elevated expectations.
The end was no surprise, but I was a bit shocked by the timing. I would have never guessed that Brooklyn coach Avery Johnson would fail to make it into the New Year.
One could – and I would – argue that Avery Johnson got the shaft. As soon as the Nets move into their new, cozy confines with a respectable squad, Johnson gets fired before he can coach an actual NBA roster for an entire season.
Those were the good ole days, when coach Avery Johnson’s Nets brought the fight to teams with strong interior play and rebounding on both ends.
The Nets may have moved to Brooklyn and added Joe Johnson, but their problems against the Milwaukee Bucks did not end when these teams met earlier this month.
It wasn’t a Merry Christmas for the Nets who were dominated by the Celtics 93-76.
The Nets’ schedule is only going to get more daunting as the New Year approaches. We’ll know soon if the Nets are back to playing consistent basketball or if this show was just a One-Night-Only engagement.
Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Avery Johnson is under pressure as the Nets have continued their losing skid.
It appears that Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson is living in the same alternate dimension that Jets coach Rex Ryan calls home.
With more than a quarter of the season in the books, Johnson’s honeymoon is over and he has run out of mulligans. As the Nets travel to Manhattan, Johnson’s team is on life support.