Nets part ways with Carlesimo

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/05/2013 1:24 pm

Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Less than 24 hours after the Brooklyn Nets lost in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Chicago Bulls, general manager Billy King announced that interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo will not return to the sidelines next season.

"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," King said in a statement released Sunday. "We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come."

Carlesimo, who replaced Avery Johnson, took over as interim head coach on December 27, 2012 and led the Nets to a 35-19 record over the final 54 games of the season. Much of the team's second-half success and its playoff push was related to Carlesimo, who held previous NBA head coaching stints with Portland, Golden State and Seattle/Oklahoma City.

Under Carlesimo, Brooklyn reached the postseason for the first time since 2007, before losing to the Bulls Saturday in the best-of-seven series finale.

The 63-year-old also has a wealth of experience coaching international and collegiate basketball and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Carlesimo, whose never won an NBA playoff series, has a lifetime NBA coaching record of 239-315 in the regular season and a 6-13 mark in the postseason.

Share
Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.