Just three weeks ago, Brooklyn was the place to be within the Basketball world.
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson were leading one of the most talented rosters in the game. Brooklyn was revived with the addition of the Nets, and at 11-4 the team was living up to its high expectations.
But since that superb first month of the Brooklyn era, the party has ended for Avery Johnson. After losing to the Milwaukee Bucs last night, the Nets are now 14-14.
Johnson is now jobless as he was fired earlier today.
Mikhail Prokhorov has invested a lot of money into the team, and the move to Brooklyn was supposed to put the franchise over the top. Many picked the Nets to finish in the top four of the eastern conference this season, and to keep that a reality a move a had to be made.
Firing Johnson this early in the season is a statement from Prokhorov to everyone involved. He's not going to let anyone in the organization underachieve, and Johnson is the first to find that out.