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Video: Nets players react to Avery Johnson’s firing

Dec 28, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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We’ve already told you how Deron Williams was “surprised” that Avery Johnson was fired, and how we’re a little dubious of that claim.

Here is Williams (at the end of the video) and some of his Nets teammates talking about Johnson being let go. Also, interim coach P.J. Carlisimo says it is a little weird to take over a team in the middle of the season.

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    They did Avery dirty with this firing. The man was forced to coach scrubs(deron and lopez were injured alot) the last 2 years all in a hope of landing dwight and deron. Then you finally get more talent and u fire him after the best start in franchise history. Yes the were slumping in december but what team doesnt hit a slump during the season. In my opinion he deserved better just like mike brown in LA. Thats jus my 2 cents.

  2. mogogo1 - Dec 29, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    It’s not just doing Johnson wrong, it’s making a drastic move without having any plan. He was coach of the month in Nov and now he’s replaced by a guy they have zero interest in keeping beyond this season. What did they think they were gaining? It’d be one thing if they’d had their long-term solution ready to step in, but instead they’re basically writing off the season. There’s zero motivation for these guys to listen to PJ.

  3. glink123 - Dec 29, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    Deron Williams = coach killer

  4. rickeydynamite25 - Dec 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Hey Dwight,,, you still wana go to Brooklyn?

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