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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Articles tagged: Avery Johnson

LeBron James: Nets were not playing hard for Avery Johnson

On the surface, it would appear that firing Avery Johnson was exactly what the Brooklyn Nets needed. The former coach was let go at the end of December, and the team has gone 13-4 since interim head coach PJ Carlesimo took over. However, LeBron James feels that the improvement has more to do with effort…Read More

Avery Johnson reportedly lost many players in Nets locker room

Avery Johnson was fired by the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday just 28 games into the season. The team was 14-14 and had gone 3-10 in its last 13 games. Blowout losses in recent games appeared to play a role in the firing, and so did Johnson’s perceived inability to reach his players. GM Billy King…Read More

LeBron James, Avery Johnson’s son question firing

Avery Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, one month after he was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for October and November, and two weeks after Deron Williams complained about the team’s offensive system. Brooklyn entered the season with high expectations after acquiring Joe Johnson in the offseason…Read More

Avery Johnson is sick of Kevin Garnett knowing all the Nets’ plays

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has seen it all. After 17 seasons and counting in the NBA, there’s very little you can throw at the future Hall-of-Famer on the court that would catch him off guard. His attention to detail has made him one of the best defensive players in the league for years and…Read More

Avery Johnson on Nets: ‘We’re not a championship team’

It has been five years since the Nets made the playoffs, but they are in a position to vastly improve heading into the 2012-2013 season. In addition to playing in an exciting new environment in Brooklyn, the Nets managed to bring back their important pieces from last year in Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Gerald Wallace…Read More

Avery Johnson Doesn’t Know Why Kris Humphries is Being Booed

Soon enough, fans will grow tired of booing Kris Humphries. To his credit, Humphries responded in the best way possible when Wizards fans booed him every time he touched the ball on Monday night and put together a tremendous game.  The Nets’ new forward dropped 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help get New…Read More

Avery Johnson Happy Nets Did Not Trade for Carmelo Anthony

Before ultimately being traded to the New York Knicks last month, media reports had Carmelo Anthony traded to New Jersey about a half dozen times. We had a report of a trade in September, January, and February, but Melo wound up with the Knicks, not the Nets. Now, a month after missing out on the…Read More

Avery Questioning Dirk’s Leadership?

Something was clearly missing from Dirk in the playoffs this year. He was the rightful recipient of the regular season MVP, and the quick exit by the Mavs was probably attributed to a poor matchup against the Warriors. Still, I was expecting nothing less than a finals run, and quite simply, a championship from Dallas…Read More

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