After losing in the first round to the depleted Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets have released interim head coach, PJ Carlesimo from his head coaching duties. General Manager, Billy King, said, “The Brooklyn Nets organization would like to thank P.J. for his efforts with the team in his roles as both head coach and assistant, and for his contributions to the team’s success both on and off the court. We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come.”
PJ led the Nets to a 35-19 record after inheriting the head coaching vacancy left by the firing of former head coach Avery Johnson. However, the Nets severely underachieved in the playoffs by failing to get passed the Chicago Bulls who were without their biggest stars.
With the head coaching seat empty once again, the Nets must find another coach to lead this overpaid roster further in the playoffs. And reports are that Billy King may be pursuing the likes of Phil Jackson.