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Nets fire Avery Johnson

Updated: December 28, 2012, 9:56 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Avery Johnson never saw it coming.

But just 24 days after he was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November, Johnson was fired by the Brooklyn Nets. Assistant P.J. Carlisemo was named interim head coach, and will retain the rest of Johnson's staff.

A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

"I just got a sense, as I told Avery this morning, that he just wasn't reaching them anymore," ...

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