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Sports log: Nets say goodbye to coach P.J. Carlesimo

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After spending $350 million to upgrade their roster last summer, the Nets will start this offseason by looking for a coach. The team announced Sunday that P.J. Carlesimo wouldn’t return after he replaced the fired Avery Johnson in December. Brooklyn went 35-19 under Carlesimo and claimed the No. 4 seed in the East, but were eliminated in Game 7 of the opening-round series with Chicago Saturday. Yahoo Sports reported that Jeff Van Gundy is a leading candidate to replace Carlesimo . . . Luol Deng was expected to rejoin Chicago in Miami after missing the end of the Brooklyn series because he needed a spinal tap to rule out meningitis . . . Warriors guard Stephen Curry (sprained left ankle) said he took injections with ‘‘just a heavy dose of an anti-inflammatory’’ in the Denver series, but that he isn’t counting on taking another before Monday’s Game 1 against the Spurs . . . Pacers forward Jeff Pendergraph was fined $5,000 by the NBA, the first player punished for violating the anti-flopping rules in the playoffs . . . ACC Freshman of the Year Olivier Hanlan earned team MVP honors at Boston College’s Roundball Club Banquet in Chestnut Hill.

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