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Just days after benching Kris Humphries, Avery Johnson has been fired by the Brooklyn Nets.

The former point guard was dismissed by the team after posting a 14-14 record through 28 games; he had ironically been named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November following an 11-4 start.

“The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future,” principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said of the decision.

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Brooklyn retooled in the offseason, trading for Joe Johnson and resigning star Deron Williams.

With expectations high for the club, given its first year in a new city, ownership apparently ran out of patience for a coach who compiled a 60-116 record in just over two years at the helm.

Might Phil Jackson soon hear his phone ring as a replacement for Johnson? Let the rumors swirl!