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Then-head coach Avery Johnson reacts to a call in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Dec. 26, 2012. The next day, the Brooklyn Nets fired him. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Then-head coach Avery Johnson reacts to a call in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Dec. 26, 2012. The next day, the Brooklyn Nets fired him. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Avery Johnson, General Manager Billy King announced Thursday.

"The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future," said principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

The Nets started the season with one of the best records in the NBA but a disastrous December left their record at 14-14 after another loss on Wednesday.

Johnson was named head coach of the then-New Jersey Nets on June 15, 2010.  In two-plus seasons as head coach, Johnson compiled a record of 60-116.

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