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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 10:39 am  |  9 responses

Deron Williams Wants PJ Carlesimo to Remain Nets Coach


After a rough Nets loss Saturday night, many have began speculating about the future of head coach PJ Carlesimo, who is not contractually locked up into next season and beyond. ESPNNewYork reports Deron Williams would love for PJ to remain in Brooklyn: “Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo’s future is uncertain after his team’s first-round playoff exit. His players, however, would like to see him return. ‘I think he did a great job,’ Nets point guard Deron Williams said after the team’s 99-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Barclays Center. ‘With everything that went on this season, we had a lot of turmoil and he kind of inherited us. And I think he did a great job of leading us and getting us that fourth seed. I’d love to see him back, but as you know, that’s not up to me.’ Carlesimo went 35-19 during the regular season after taking over for Avery Johnson following the team’s 14-14 start, which led to Johnson’s dismissal. ‘I’m pretty happy with the way he’s coached and the way things worked out,’ center Brook Lopez said. ‘I think a lot of players bought into what he was preaching.’”

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  • FLIGHT 9

    GET SLOAN D.WILL!!!????

  • lights out

    that’s good news for carlesimo. i hear dwill has a looooot of sway regarding who coaches him.

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    What you want him to say no fire him bring me phil

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Not if that’s how hard your team plays under him. That was pitiful.

  • spit hot fiyah

    he got outcoached by thibs, which is nothing to be ashamed of. the way he turned the nets season around he should get a chance at a full year

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    DWill: “Coach is doing a great job”

    Translation: PJ should pack his bags and anti-asphyxiation kit.

  • Josias Johnson

    Too bad. Heard PJ’s been let go already.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hes lying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Deron actually wanted to win that Game 7. Joe Johnson disappeared though, like he was doing in Atlanta for years.

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