How could this happen?! The Brooklyn Nets were doing so well under Avery Johnson and they had a terrible month in December, leading to Johnson’s dismissal. Nets General Manager Billy King saw fit to get rid of Avery Johnson because of the games they lost. Now, they are surviving to stay fit and alive under interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo (I hope I spelled that right) because I really thought Johnson helmed the ship in Brooklyn.