A day after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo will not return next season.
The team announced Sunday that it will not offer Carlesimo a new contract, and said a search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Carlesimo took over as coach of the Nets on December 27 after the team fired coach Avery Johnson.
Under Carlesimo, the Nets went 35-19 and reached the postseason for the first time since 2007.
They lost to the Chicago Bulls in 7 games in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series, losing Game 7 99-93 in Brooklyn Saturday night.
"The Brooklyn Nets organization would like to thank P.J. for his efforts with the team in his roles as both head coach and assistant, and for his contributions to the team’s success both on and off the court," the Nets said Sunday in a statement. "We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come."