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Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  5 responses

Avery Johnson Looking for Two Gigs in New Orleans?

The Times Picayune reports that Johnson — who currently works as a talking head on ESPNwants to be a head coach for the Hornets, and have one of the top jobs in the front office: “If Avery Johnson is to have a role with his hometown’s NBA franchise, it might not solely be on the bench. The source said Johnson would join the Hornets only if minority owner Gary Chouest buys George Shinn’s 75 percent share of the team. Johnson is thought to be Chouest’s top choice to lead the franchise, and team officials said last month they’d be open to hiring someone to oversee basketball operations. Since interviewing for the Hornets’ head-coaching job two weeks ago, Johnson has become concerned about the snail’s pace of negotiations between Chouest and Shinn on the purchase price of Shinn’s stake in the franchise, according to the source. Johnson interviewed for the Atlanta Hawks’ head-coaching job earlier this week and will meet New Jersey Nets officials next week to discuss their vacancy.”

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  • manny

    johnson would be the perfect choice for the hornets. a great motivational coach and someone who can get the best out of cp3 and Co.

  • kriz

    love johnson. he is so fierce and just funny to listen to when analyzing

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Anything it takes to get him away from the broadcast booth.

    Please.

    Make it happen.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    “What was your impression on Wade’s drive to the basket, when he got the free throws?”

  • nastierthanu

    You think he sounds bad on the tube. I played pick up with this cat @ houston when I was in college. He was the point for the spurs back in the early 90′s. In between games I couldn’t believe the southern twang. It was hysterical. Ugliest jumper I’ve ever seen out of a lefty. I don’t think he’s the coach the hawks need. They need someone somebody that’s gonna take that jovial attitude out the locker room and I think we all know if u spend too much time around avery not laughing is gonna be difficult. Shoutout to anthony goldwire. My dude

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