Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  5 responses

Devin Harris’ Preferred Coach: Avery Johnson

Forget about Coach K; Devin Harris tells the NY Post that he wants Avery Johnson and his amazing voice calling the shots in Jersey next season: “Here’s one vote for Avery Johnson as the next coach of the Nets. ‘I love Avery. Love him,’ said Devin Harris, who played for Johnson in Dallas and hopes to do so again with the Nets. ‘Avery would be a good coach anywhere … He knows how to win, simple as that,’ Harris said. ‘He’s a great coach, a great motivator. Now whether we had problems there or not, we won games.’ Of the reports Harris and Johnson clashed in Dallas, the active point guard insists it was just a matter of a young player wanting to do more and the retired player/coach holding the reins. In hindsight, Johnson was right, Harris concedes. ‘That was the only thing we argued about,’ he said.”

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  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Well, Johnson did a great job with the Mavs, but is he a coach that also has the patience to deal with all the Nets’ young guys?

  • Flight

    Always thought he was a good coach too. Unfortunate, because any coach would HAVE to be fired after being upset by an 8th seed in the playoffs like that.

  • C Deji

    I’d like to see how Avery develops a young team. Let’s be honest, he inherited a talented veteran team with one of the hardest covers in the league (Nowitzki). Let’s see him start from scratch. Plus he’s a much better fit in New Orleans (Which is his hometown).

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    THATS what that russian guy has to do, hire Avery! naa i can really see that workin out!

  • David

    Guess Harris got his wish.