NBA Notes: Nets, P.J. Carlesimo part ways

NBA Notes: Nets, P.J. Carlesimo part ways
May 5, 2013, 3:30 pm
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The Nets announced Sunday that P.J. Carlesimo wouldn't return, hours after they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

Carlesimo helped the Nets finish 49-33 after replacing the fired Avery Johnson in December, earning the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.

But they spotted the Chicago Bulls a 17-point halftime lead and lost 99-93 at home Saturday night in Game 7. (See full story).

LeBron presented with MVP trophy
MIAMI -- LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

The Miami Heat star took 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year's balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant finished second and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony was third.

James' selection was not unanimous, despite plenty of suggestions from people around the league in recent weeks that he was worthy of that honor. Anthony received the only other first-place vote from a panel of broadcasters and sports writers who cover the league.

The NBA released the results Sunday, when James was presented with the award.

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