Avery Johnson's Son Goes on Twitter Rant After Brooklyn Nets Fire Head Coach

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Avery Johnson's Son Goes on Twitter Rant After Brooklyn Nets Fire Head Coach

After Avery Johnson was fired as head coach of the talented but maligned Brooklyn Nets, his son, Avery Johnson Jr., took to Twitter to express his displeasure.

In a rant that featured colorful language and multiple retweets supporting his father, Johnson Jr. was clearly irked at the lack of opportunity he felt his father had—and he brought up some strong points:

(Warning: the following tweets contain some profanity):

Johnson was awarded NBA Coach of the Month in both October and November. The Nets are 3-7 in their last 10 games but still sit at 14-14 despite the recent hardships. Consecutive blowout losses to the Boston Celtics at home and on the road against Milwaukee were apparently enough to seal Johnson's fate, though.

With so much season in front of Brooklyn and a star-studded lineup featuring Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez that is still trying to mesh, it's hard to believe Avery Johnson got the pink slip so suddenly.

The Nets regime is clearly determined to win now, but this seemed like a bit of an extreme move. Although he used sarcasm and a touch of inappropriate language, Johnson Jr. had a right to feel upset about his father's firing.

For what it's worth, Nets forward Andray Blatche empathized with the coach's son, expressing his appreciation for the job Avery Sr. did in his tenure:

According to Yahoo! NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, P.J. Carlesimo will take over on an interim basis for Avery Johnson.

Check back here for the latest as the Nets saga continues to unfold.

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