FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and head coach Avery Johnson chat during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and  head coach Avery Johnson chat during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2012, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and head coach Avery Johnson chat during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center in New York. Johnson was fired on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, general manager Billy King announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)