The Brooklyn Nets announced on its official Twitter site that they fired Avery Johnson on Thursday afternoon. Johnson was named the team's head coach on June 15, 2010. He had a 60-116 record with the Nets in his two-plus years with the team.
Johnson was the Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month in October and November after a 11-4 start. But the team has gone 3-10 since then and are in third place in the Atlantic Division, six games behind the Knicks, with a 14-14 record.
Prior to joining the Nets, Johnson led the Dallas Mavericks to the playoffs three times, including a Western Conference title in 2005-06, the same year he was named NBA Coach of the Year.
Analysts reacted to the seemingly abrupt decision: