With the Nets season now over following their 99-93 loss to the Bulls in Game 7 of their first-round series, the focus shifts to the future of interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

When Carlesimo was given control of the team following the dismissal of Avery Johnson in late December, the Nets were 14-14 and had lost 10 of their previous 13 games.

But once he took over, the Nets righted the ship, going on to finish the regular season with a 35-19 record under Carlesimo and finishing 49-33 overall, tying them for the second-best single-season record in franchise history.

Nevertheless, there has been no indication as to whether Carlesimo will be considered for the job on a full-time basis. But following last night’s loss, Carlesimo received endorsements from the team’s top two players, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez.

“I think he did a great job,” Williams said. “With everything that went on this season ... there was a lot of turmoil when he inherited us. I think he did a great job of leading us and getting us that fourth seed [in the East]. I’d love to see him back, but that’s not up to me.”

“I’m pretty happy with the way he coached, and the way things worked out,” Lopez said. “I think a lot of players bought into what he was preaching.”