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04:07 PM ET 12.27 | The Brooklyn Nets' disappointing start has cost Avery Johnson his job. Brooklyn fired Johnson after losing by double digits to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, the team's 10th loss in its last 13 games. Johnson's Nets were cruising after an 11-4 start, but things have taken a turn for the worse in December, with star Deron Williams struggling and questioning the team's offensive system. Assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo will take over on an interim basis, but the Nets are expected to hold an open search for Johnson's permanent replacement.

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December 27, 2012  04:44 PM ET

Given DWil's track record, I expect him to be choking Carlesimo a la Sprewell within 3 months. Anyone want to that an over-under?

December 27, 2012  05:20 PM ET

Today's awesome players don't need coaches. T

December 27, 2012  05:35 PM ET
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Today's awesome players don't need coaches. T

If not a great coach then a great GM!!! Like the Miami Heat has!!!

December 27, 2012  05:47 PM ET
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If not a great coach then a great GM!!! Like the Miami Heat has!!!

he has creepy hair

December 28, 2012  01:08 AM ET

i hate it when my johnson gets canned!!!!!!

December 28, 2012  01:48 AM ET

I almost feel bad for Avery. We all seen this coming once D-Will came out of his face. They should look to trade that guy hes a cancer to his team. Theres never any unity in the locker room when hes on the team. Not a single player missed or was upset when he got traded to the Nets from the Jazz. People considered the Jazz to have given up D-Will for nothing, looks like they were the better halfs of the trade. They got some draft picks and Favors who could either be there future cause hes a solid player or they can trade him this year for more quality pieces or draft picks to continue to rebulid without demolishing what they currently have. The passed 2 seasons the Jazz have been signifcantly better then the Nets including this year. D-will is a great basketball player hes no leader or first option and hes defiantly isnt worth $100 mill

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December 28, 2012  11:47 AM ET

This move was way to slow for my taste. New digs, new team, new coach = CHAMPIONSHIP!!

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