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Brooklyn Nets fire coach Lionel Hollins

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 13:21:46-05

The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey.

The Nets said Sunday that assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired.

The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight at home, where attendance has dwindled at the $1 billion Barclays Center. The Nets had made the playoffs every year since relocating for the 2012-13 season, but they are 10-27, better only than the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers.

King had been GM since 2010, orchestrating a number of high-profile moves that led to just one playoff series victory. Hollins was in his second season as coach.