Bulls vs. Nets, 2013 NBA Playoffs: Game 7 loss brings uncertainty for P.J. Carlesimo

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With his future unclear, Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo got a vote of confidence from Deron Williams after Saturday's 99-93 Game 7 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

A first round loss to a short-handed Chicago Bulls team probably wasn't how many within the Brooklyn Nets organization saw the team's season ending. The 99-93 loss Saturday night brings uncertainty about the team's summer, especially for its interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

While Carlesimo didn't directly address his future after the game, Yahoo! Sports' Dan Devine reported that Carlesimo was seen in the press room shaking hands and saying a couple of "so-longs." Despite the early exit from the playoffs, point guard Deron Williams said he enjoyed playing for Carlesimo this season and wants him back next season.

"I think he did a great job. With everything that went on this season, I think he did a great job of leading us, getting us to that fourth-seed," Williams said. "I'd love to see him back, but you know that's not up to me."

Carlesimo took over for Avery Johnson in late December and led the team to a 35-19 record, but Carlesimo was given no assurances about his job security past this season. The Nets also have decisions to make with their bench, as Andray Blatche, Keith Bogans and Jerry Stackhouse are all unrestricted free agents, while C.J. Watson has a player option. Brooklyn also has the 22nd pick in June's draft.

Quotes via NBA's press conference live stream.

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