P.J. Carlesimo out as Nets coach after loss to Bulls
May 5, 2013 6:06PM
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn Nets talks with players Reggie Evans #30,Deron Williams #8,Gerald Wallace #45 and Brook Lopez #11 during a time out in the second half against the Chicago Bulls in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 99-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach.
The Nets’ first season in Brooklyn ended Saturday night with a Game 7 home loss to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.
Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson, who was fired in December after the team lost 10 of 13 games.
Under Carlesimo, the Nets righted themselves and finished 49-33 and in second place in the Atlantic Division.
Brooklyn was the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.