‘Zzone: PJ Carlesimo to Join Nets Coaching Staff

According to Al Iannazzone of the Bergen Record, former head coach P.J. Carlesimo will join the Nets as an assistant coach, replacing the vacancy left by John Loyer’s departure. The agreement comes with the now-standard four-word clause, “once the lockout ends.” Avery Johnson glowingly described P.J., calling him “very knowledgeable” and having “a pretty solid track record in this part of the world.” No idea what other part of the world Avery might be referring to.

Carlesimo worked as an assistant coach last year with the Toronto Raptors, and in 2002-07 with the San Antonio Spurs, winning three titles with the Spurs.

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