After getting his team off to an 11-4 start in November, Johnson was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. Brooklyn was rolling, and it appeared Johnson was managing one of the best teams in the East.
Since then, however, the Nets have gone just 3-10 in their last 13 games. Coming off a brutal loss on Christmas to the Boston Celtics and an uninspired follow-up against the Milwaukee Bucks, Nets management had apparently seen enough.
According to ESPN, the Nets will begin the search for a new head coach immediately. That means it's time to round up the usual suspects, as well as some more unusual ones, and figure out who the most likely replacement is.