The Brooklyn Nets made their first big move since setting up shop in the borough this season by firing coach Avery Johnson. Most fans didn’t like the team’s decision. Many blamed star player Deron Williams for Johnson’s dismissal but despite his reputation for getting coaches whacked, he claims he had no influence on the decision. At one point today, even the coach’s son piled on with his criticism of the Nets’ front office.
An odd twist to the story – Johnson was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November this year.