Dwain Price's post on Dallas Mavericks | Latest updates on Sulia
Carlisle is not pleased with the Nets firing Avery Johnson
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was emphathetic when asked about the Brooklyn Nets surprisingly firing coach Avery Johnson on Thursday.
"Just disappointed.'' Carlisle said. "Avery's a close friend, a trusted friend and a highly respected basketball person, both as a coach and his career as a player.''
Johnson coached the Mavs from 2004 until owner Mark Cuban fired him following the 2007-'08 season and replaced him with Carlisle.
Read more here: http://startelegramsports.typepad.com/mavs/#storylink=cpy