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Prokhorov sacks Nets coach

Published time: December 28, 2012 09:03
Edited time: December 28, 2012 13:03
Head coach Avery Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets (AFP Photo / Elsa)

Head coach Avery Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets (AFP Photo / Elsa)

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.

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