Avery Johnson fired
The Nets had opened their first season in Brooklyn with a sparking 11-4 start before the tailspin. They previously played in New Jersey.
Johnson was named head coach of the Nets in June 2010. In two-plus seasons, he compiled a record of 60-116.
"The Nets ownership would like to express thanks to Avery for his efforts and to wish him every success in the future," Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement.