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Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, right, works his first game against the Bobcats at the Barclays Center on Dec. 28, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lopez Posts Double-Double As Nets Pound Lowly Bobcats In Carlesimo’s Debut

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.

12/28/2012

Amar'e Stoudemire (file/Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: Breaking Down The Knicks, The Return Of Amar’e And Jeremy Lin

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.

12/28/2012

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Reportedly ‘Totally Quit On Avery’; Barkley, Shaq Rip Nets’ Point Guard

Although Deron Williams vehemently denies it, a report indicates that the star point guard “totally quit on Avery Johnson.”

12/28/2012

Phil Jackson (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Silverman: Prokhorov Is Willing To Go Big, But Jackson Is Just A Pipe Dream For Nets

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.

12/28/2012

Phil Jackson (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Reports: Nets Eyeing Phil Jackson; Avery’s Son Tweets ‘Outrage’

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.

12/28/2012

Avery Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Fire Head Coach Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo Named Interim

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.

12/27/2012

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Lichtenstein: Nets Did Right By Fans In Giving Avery Quick Hook

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.

12/27/2012

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

Keidel: Williams Asked, Avery Axed?

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.

12/27/2012

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Lichtenstein: Nets Have Gone As Soft As Christmas Snow During December Slide

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.

12/27/2012

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Struggling Nets Out To Snap Curse Against Bucks

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.

12/26/2012

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Celtics Shove Coal Down The Nets’ Stockings On Christmas Day

It wasn’t a Merry Christmas for the Nets who were dominated by the Celtics 93-76.

12/25/2012

Deron Williams is greeted by Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Break Dry Spell With Philly Escape

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.

12/24/2012

Avery Johnson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

How Safe Is Nets’ Head Coach Avery Johnson?

Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Avery Johnson is under pressure as the Nets have continued their losing skid.

12/21/2012

Dejected Nets on bench (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Boast From Nets’ Johnson A Real-World Airball

It appears that Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson is living in the same alternate dimension that Jets coach Rex Ryan calls home.

12/20/2012

Avery Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Second-Half Offense Has Avery Johnson On The Hot Seat

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.

12/19/2012

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