Avery Johnson was not the answer in Brooklyn, and new head coach P.J. Carlesimo is already fixing problems that Johnson had the entirety of training camp to figure out.
Through just the first 10 games in his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets (through January 15), Carlesimo has led his team to a 9-1 record. This start trails only Lawrence Franks' 10-0 for the best start in Nets' coaching history.
The Nets clearly had problems entering the season, even despite their roster revamp. Johnson knew of the team's problems, but even his best efforts were not enough to get the team on track.
There's still work to do, of course.
Carlesimo can at least be assured that he has the job security necessary to build this talented roster into a force in the Eastern Conference. The problems that he's fixed are the only reasons why the Nets are back in the discussion at this point.