DALLAS -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl took exception with the Brooklyn Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday.
"It's just a continuous, whatever, coaching cycle,'' Karl said before the Nuggets defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 106-85, Friday night at American Airlines Center. "We’re the ones who get blamed, we’re the ones who have the target on our chest.''
The Nets started the season 11-4, but lost 10 of their last 13 games. That's when the Nets decided to fire Johnson, who was the NBA Coach of the Month for the month of November.
Karl said: "11-4 to (3-10). You go from smart to stupid? I think the answer we all know is no.
"But someone has to be called and held responsible. In today’s game it's going to be the
coach, and if you don’t like that, don’t be a coach.''
-- Dwain Price
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