Nets fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo

Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo talks with

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Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo talks with center Brook Lopez while playing the Chicago Bulls in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 22, 2013). (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Four months after having a similar conversation with Avery Johnson, Billy King delivered the news to P.J. Carlesimo Sunday morning: He's out.

With the sting of Saturday night's Game 7 loss at home to the Bulls still fresh, the Nets' general manager informed the interim coach that he won't be retained. A search for his permanent successor is expected to begin immediately,...

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