Avery Johnson has been fired as Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.
The Nets began with a promising start to the season at 11-4, but quickly lost their steam and became 14-14 by this week. After the 10th loss, the Nets' ownership didn't want to wait to see how the rest of the season might go.
Shockwaves were sent around the NBA when word got out that Johnson was released, especially because he had just won the title of Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November.
General Manager Billy King released a statement on Thursday addressing the termination.
Meanwhile, Avery Johnson Jr. sounded off on Twitter.
You ain't lyin Avery Jr.!!!
Do you think the owners were being unfair? They didn't give Avery a chance to redeem himself, plus he had a good record last season. Why did they jump the gun???