The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012
After doing the Green Envy on Christmas Day, you could see that this was pretty imminent. I'm sure many Nets fans are rejoicing as it's what they wanted. Here's some of their comments on him during that game:
Wallace is too small to guard Garnett...what a stupid move AveryMike Saver 12/27/2012 01:04:00 PM Tweet
We have no offensive gameplan, it's sad.
That was stupid Blatche but It's not your fault...Avery has no idea what he's doing
lets see some more ISOs because it's clearly working. So frustrating to watch this.
The spacing is terrible. No movement. Deron off the ball... WTF am I watching?
We are not doing a single thing that got us the win against the Celtics the last 2 games. Not a single one.
Avery is clueless and this offense is laughable, i think this is pretty much established at this point. He basically portraited Atlanta's offense from the previous years, ISO, ISO, ISO.
Deron off the ball does not surprise me in the least, heck, this is the same coach that had a scheme with Sundiata freaking Gaines handling the ball with Deron playing as his side kick.
WHY ARE WE SWITCHING ON DEFENSE WHY!?
WHY THE &*Y**#@ do they continue to double team every time on defense. It leaves a man open to get into the lane every time which leads to a foul
Avery, defensive genius, at work.
Offense looks awful again and defense was nonexistent. Time for #FireAvery again?
I want this franchise to be embarrassed on national television, and I want the front office to stop dragging their feet and pull the plug on this garbage. Avery has no business coaching, PERIOD.
If it takes humiliation for King and Prokhorov to stop sitting on their hands and toss this **** ass hole off of the train, so be it.
Doubling on defense for no reason has been a Avery trademark ever since he took over this job.
Avery gives the likes of Randy Whittman and Keith Smart a run for their money as one of the worst coaches in the entire league. Swap him with Rivers and this team is one of the best in the east. I could talk about how terrible Avery was, with his horrible lineups and horrible offense, as well as his braindead doubling which led to a wide open man by the basket every time. I could talk about what a soft little bitch Lopez has been in this game. I could talk about what a **** up Blatche has been. I could talk about how we're getting killed on the glass to a team that sucks at rebounding. I could talk about how worthless CJ Watson has been. So many things to talk about. The worst has to be going with Wallace at PF to match up with KG. That's part of the reason why they're beating us, we're playing small ball without the benefits on offense, and as a result, we're getting killed. I hope Avery (gasp) makes an adjustment and goes with Evans or Blatche at PF to start the 2nd half. And STOP ISOING BLATCHE! I can't even get mad at some of the **** Blatche is doing, because that's what our set calls for...we have one of the best PGs in the league giving Blatche the ball 20 feet away from the basket and clearing out, letting him go one on one. It's been the same **** with Lopez as well, except he's taking KG one on one. It's on full display how stupid Avery is.
Even Broussard asked Rivers, in a way that established how mind boggling it was to go small in this game, why would Avery change what had worked in their previous two games against the celtics.
You beat (one of) the worst rebounding team in the NBA twice by pounding the ball inside, and playing big, so the third time you play them throw them a curveball by going small... and playing to their strengths? Avery Johnson is a freaking genius.
Why does Stackhouse get so many shots? Avery bitches about making shots, but what the hell are you going to get when you are going to this old man for offense?
this is the game that seals averys fate. hes gone.
Only logical explanation for these double teams are the fact, Avery thinks it's 6 on 5.
Oh, so we wait until 3 minutes left in the game to start passing the ball and cutting off screens....Ok
I've seen my share of Net games this year and I can say it's time for Avery to go. I have yet to see an offensive gameplan in any of the games.
Fire Avery. For God's sake, Fire Avery.
What needs to be trending on twitter is #FireAvery
And for Avery, I do not want to see this Toko experiment again. He's done nothing close to passable at the NBA level to deserve playing time over Humphries. The whole Wallace at PF is beyond STUPID.
I wonder, did Deron play like this before Sloan was fired?