The Brooklyn Nets are in search of a new coach after the NBA side’s Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov decided to cut loose trainer, Avery Johnson.
“The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” Prokhorov wrote in a statement on the club’s official website.
Johnson joined the team in June 2010, completing a record 60 wins and 116 defeats in his two and a half seasons in charge.
The 47-year-old arrived after four successful seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, whom he led to their first ever NBA finals appearance.
After a good start to the 2012/13 season, Brooklyn has recently lost their winning form as they were beaten in ten of their last 13 meetings in December.