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Avery Johnson says getting fired is part of the job

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10:44 PM ET 12.28 | Avery Johnson did not sound happy at all that he had been fired by the Brooklyn Nets despite a 14-14 start to the season. But then again, how was he supposed to sound? In all honesty, Johnson had every right to go up to the mic and level Brooklyn with his hate, but he didn't and instead went about exiting Brooklyn in the most professional way he could. What the Nets are trying to say, is that they're not afraid to fire a guy who's got an average record. Try slipping below that mark and you'll be sleeping with the fishes. We don't know who is going to coach the Nets next, but Avery Johnson is wrong about saying his firing is strictly business. It's all about winning and winning isn't a business, it's a way of life. But it's a life that must be supported on all fronts and in Brooklyn right now, it only seems like half the organization is on board.

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December 28, 2012  11:28 PM ET

getting fired is part of every ones job, WOW!!!!

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December 29, 2012  10:51 AM ET

That's Why It's Called A Job, Bro.

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January 1, 2013  04:08 PM ET

That's the spirit Avery, walk it off!

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