Kelvin Sampson emerges as Nets coaching target

Houston Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson has come up as a “significant” candidate for the head coaching job, according to Adrian Wojnarowski: Nets general manager Billy King is intrigued with Sampson, among other candidates, and is expected to eventually speak with him, sources said. Sampson has elevated his stature as a head-coaching candidate as the […]

Avery Johnson lets off steam in final presser

Avery Johnson

In his farewell to Brooklyn Nets basketball, now-former Nets coach Avery Johnson spoke honestly about his tenure with the Nets organization, acknowledging that the move caught him off guard and that he wanted more time with the roster. “This is ownership’s decision,” Johnson said in a 17-minute press conference. “This is part of our business. […]

Brooklyn Nets Fire Avery Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his head coaching duties, Nets GM Billy King announced. — Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) December 27, 2012 Johnson was named the NBA’s Coach of the Month for […]