FROM THE STREETS: JAY-Z AND THE BROOKLYN NETS FIRE HEAD COACH AVERY JOHNSON

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After having one of the worst records in the NBA, reports have just confirmed that the Brooklyn Nets have released head coach Avery Johnson of his duties. Rumors around the web suggest ex Laker’s coach Phil Jackson is in talks to take the job. We shall see!

The Scoop:

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. – source

I wonder if the Washington Wizards head coach is next? And as for Jay-Z, he has not released an official statement……..

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