The Brooklyn Nets (10-27) have announced they have fired head coach Lionel Hollins. Hollins, who was hired at the start of the 2014-15 season, had a 48-71 record in his time in Brooklyn. The Nets were eliminated in the first round last season by the Atlanta Hawks and are currently 14th in the much improved Eastern Conference.
Billy King has also been reassigned, removing him from his GM duties. King was responsible for the massive trade that brought in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston, trading away assets such as valuable picks. Their lack of resources to rebuild through the draft--while in good position to land in the lottery--in addition to the massive salaries they have had to deal with, have made the franchise's move to Brooklyn a rocky one say the least.
Assistant coach Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.