The standards and expectations are getting higher and higher in the National Basketball Association. Just making the playoffs has become not good enough in order for head coaches to keep their job.
On Sunday the Brooklyn Nets fired head coach P.J. Carlesimo, despite the fact the Nets qualified for the postseason and the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference.
Carlesimo becomes the second head coach this season to take his team to the playoffs and then to find out he would be out of a job once his team was eliminated. Last week the Milwaukee Bucks fired Jim Boylan after the Bucks were swept by the Miami Heat.