"On December 3, 2012, Avery Johnson was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. On December 27, Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets," (John Schuhmann). PJ Carlesimo is the interim head coach, Stan Van Gundy is rumored to be considered for the job. Nets point guard, Deron Williams, has recently and publicly pined for Jerry Sloan's offense, but that isn't the problem. Looking at the numbers, the Nets defense is the culprit. The Nets defense was ranked #7 in the NBA October through November, but slid to #18 in the month of December.