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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 at 10:11 am  |  2 responses

Nets to Interview Avery Johnson First

Avery’s spreading his eggs into many baskets, but will it be enough to land a head coaching gig? “The other guy pacing the floor is Avery Johnson, who will meet with Thorn Saturday, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a favorite for the Nets’ job. Indeed, despite his brilliant record in his three-plus seasons in Dallas (a .735 winning percentage), Johnson hasn’t exactly been regarded as a hot commodity, and it is clear that he has asked for a high salary and personnel power from other teams. But he is no longer the top candidate in New Orleans — which is his hometown team — because the ownership transfer to Gary Chouest, his primary advocate, has been delayed. And Johnson now has serious competition for the job in Atlanta, where GM Rick Sund has a relationship with the other frontrunner Dwane Casey.”

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  • bnets

    He has a pretty damn great record & resume as a former player/champion in da NBA and as a Coach. The Dallas Mavericks should have not let him go in my opinion even tho da Warriors eliminated them because Don Nelson knew that Dallas team very well and how they played so he knew how to mismatch them and knew Avery`s coaching style very well too since they worked together. A great candidate for ma Nets, but lets wait if da lakers lose which I hope they do so that they interview Phil Jackson too hahah

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Phil Jackson will ONLY be coaching the Nets if they have LeBron James & Dwade.

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