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04:24 PM ET 12.27 | The Brooklyn Nets' decision to fire Avery Johnson may not have been as sudden as many anticipated. The Nets' coach was in the final year of his contract and craved an extension, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Given the Nets' early struggles and Johnson's own "amazing ability to irritate everyone," the Nets decided to let him go, writes Adrian Wojnarowski.

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December 27, 2012  04:26 PM ET

The Nets are a mess. DWill, the coach killer!

December 27, 2012  05:18 PM ET

"amazing ability to irritate everyone,"
Wow who does he think he is? Alf???

December 27, 2012  05:23 PM ET

Never been a fan of Avery as a coach. Good move

December 27, 2012  05:26 PM ET

NBA Press Release from about 3 weeks ago:

[b] Avery Johnson Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month[\b]

Brooklyn, NY ??? The NBA announced today that Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Avery Johnson has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November.

December 27, 2012  05:26 PM ET

Phil Jackson ??

December 27, 2012  05:32 PM ET

Knicks!! Nets! I knew Averys as-s was in trouble before the season started!!! and said it here!!

December 27, 2012  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Phil Jackson ??

Great possibility!!! the Russian is a billionaire and Jay-z and Beyonce arent broke!!

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December 28, 2012  01:07 AM ET

he got an xtension alright

December 28, 2012  01:43 AM ET

Look on the Bright side Avery you can always be the next Lakers coach once D'Antoni is canned

 
December 28, 2012  11:46 AM ET

Why? He didn't prove that he deserved one. Sounds like wishful thinking if you ask me. Yeah, but you didn't did you?

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