Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun May 05, 2013 10:29 am

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Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

The Brooklyn Nets have fired interim coach P.J. Carlesimo a day after the team's ouster from the playoffs in seven games by the Chicago Bulls.

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"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," general manager Billy King said Sunday in a news release.

Carlesimo and the Nets finished the team's first season in Brooklyn 49-33 after the 99-93 loss to the Bulls. They finished in second place in the Atlantic Division and were the No. 4 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

He had been promoted in December when the team fired Avery Johnson after a 14-14 start to the season but was never hired as the permanent coach.

"We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come," King said in the statement.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby therealdeal on Sun May 05, 2013 11:03 am

P.J. is alright.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby 432J on Sun May 05, 2013 11:25 am

wasn't it already known that he was just an interim coach and wouldn't be back next season anyways?
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Postby C0TT0NCANDY on Sun May 05, 2013 11:34 am

PJ is a good coach, they should have gotten rid of Joe Johnson and his blatant inconsistent shooting. he was god awful in Game 7 and the reason why lost the game.
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Postby thkthebest on Sun May 05, 2013 11:51 am

More like Billy King should get fired. I can be a better GM than him by putting in only 15 minutes of work per day.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby Chillbongo on Sun May 05, 2013 2:34 pm

Seriously...like that roster is equipped to win.

Deron Williams is a shade of what he was in UTA IMO. Looks like Sloan brought out the best in him. Joe Johnson is overrated. Lopez/Wallace are decent, but they seem lost just like the Lakers.

PJ might not have been their guy, but let's face it they weren't going anywhere anyways.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby Frank Dux on Sun May 05, 2013 3:47 pm

Dude got his *** handed to him by Thibs. That hodge podge Bulls roster that was falling apart before our eyes had no business winning that series over the mostly healthy Nets. I'll agree that they're a poorly assembled team, but his rotations, schemes, and subs were just awful. Joe Johnson was really bad, but here's an idea- take his *** out of the game and tell your point guard to stop passing to him in the clutch. It was pretty hilarious watching that Nets team play hot potato, no one wanted to close that game.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun May 05, 2013 5:07 pm

432J wrote:wasn't it already known that he was just an interim coach and wouldn't be back next season anyways?




I think they thought he would be kept.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby gill on Sun May 05, 2013 5:48 pm

No closer, no leadership... way too high expectations. Joe Johnson is absolutely overpaid.
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Postby Jazzygirl205 on Sun May 05, 2013 6:12 pm

I feel like they rushed that team together.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby Rooscooter on Sun May 05, 2013 6:29 pm

Bogus firing. The players need to look around the locker room and find a little heart and realized if they had found it a little earlier they'd still be playing.

I've always like D-Will... but the last two seasons I've seen nothing from him in the way of leadership. His game isn't what it was in Utah either. He needs to take the next step if that team is going any where beyond the first round.
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby XXIV on Sun May 05, 2013 7:25 pm

The firing didn't surprise me but I am curious as to who they'll end up hiring. I'm not sure if there are too many good coaches our there who would actually go back to coaching (Phil, Sloan, JVG).
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Re: Brooklyn fires coach P.J. Carlesimo

Postby JSM on Mon May 06, 2013 8:46 pm

Not a surprise, they want a big name to fill the seat.

C0TT0NCANDY wrote:they should have gotten rid of Joe Johnson and his blatant inconsistent shooting.

How? No one is going to touch that contract. Ferry had to borrow Mitch's wand to get him the most overpaid player in the NBA out of Atlanta in the first place.
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