Avery Johnson, coach of the Brooklyn Nets, was fired today, according to general manager Billy King.
The Nets season began well, with the team winning five games in a row through November, they have since lost seven out of ten games they have played, bringing them down to 14-14.
Though the move comes as a surprise to many, there have been signs that team was under duress. The Nets spent $330 million to bring in a new roster this summer as they moved into the Barclays Center. Also, star point guard Deron Williams criticized Johnson’s coaching tactics just over a week ago.
Johnson, who was appointed the position in 2010, coached the team for a little over two seasons. It was announced that P.J. Carlesimo will take over as coach in the interim.
It is unknown who will take over as interim coach; more information will be available later today, according to Nets spokesperson Mandy Gutmann.