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SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS


The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Lionel Hollins, former Trail Blazers guard and member of Portland’s 1976-77 NBA championship team.

The Nets made the move on Sunday, when they appointed Tony Brown — a former Blazers assistant coach under Mike Dunleavy — to serve as interim head coach.COURTESY: NBA.COM - HOLLINS

Brooklyn also reassigned general manager Billy King and announced that the GM spot will remain open until a replacement is hired.

The Nets are on a four-game losing streak and have lost nine games in a row at their $1 billion Barclays Center. They are 10-27, ahead of only the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA standings.

Hollins was in his second season as coach.

"It's clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership,'' owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. "With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture and identity and give Brooklyn a team that it can be proud of and enjoy watching.''