facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Nets fire Coach Avery Johnson

Dec. 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Avery Johnson was fired Thursday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, team officials said.

Nets General Manager Billy King said the search for a new coach would begin immediately.

"The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future," said Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

Johnson was in his third season as the Nets' coach. The team was a combined 46-102 in his first two seasons.

The Nets, in the first season at their new home in New York after 45 years in New Jersey as members of the ABA and then the NBA, are 14-14 overall but 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Johnson previously coached Dallas for more than three seasons, helping the Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006. His overall coaching record is 254-186.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
2
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
3
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
4
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
5
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback