Two-and-a-half years after being hired as the face that would bring the Nets to Brooklyn, Avery Johnson has been fired by the franchise, the team announced Thursday morning.
The firing, which was first reported by Yahoo! Sports, comes a night after the Nets lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, 108-93, falling to 14-14 on the season.
Last week, Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams said he is having his worst season, statistically, of his career because of Johnson's isolation-style system.
After two hapless seasons in New Jersey, Johnson finally got a lethal lineup in 2012, but he was given just 28 games with them, ending with a 3-10 December record. Brooklyn started off 11-4, including a win over the New York Knicks on Nov. 26. He finished with a 60-116 record with the Nets.