Prokhorov Cuts Vacation Short To Address Nets' Coaching Situation
Mikhail Prokhorov cut short a heli-skiing vacation in British Columbia to address the Brooklyn Nets' coaching situation.
Prokhorov fired Avery Johnson after a 14-14 start to the season.
“I made my own [analysis],” Prokhorov said. “Really, we have a very talented team. And if we look, we have baskets of talents. But for the time being … we see that we need better results.
“And this says to me there were problems giving maybe a lack of concentration, and maybe a lack of ability to produce a good second half.”
Prokhorov indicated interim coach P.J. Carlesimo will have a chance to lead the Nets out of their current slump but also said he'll be hands-on if the team decides to make another coaching change.
“I will be involved personally,” Prokhorov said. “Very. Trust me.”
Prokhorov could not suppress a grin when asked about Phil Jackson's potential candidacy.
“Now, P.J. [Carlesimo] is the head coach,” Prokhorov said. “And if it becomes necessary, you know [who] the usual suspects are.”