Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 2:10 pm  |  7 responses

Avery Johnson: Leading Candidate for Nets Job?

The NY Post has sources insisting that Johnson is the man for the gig, but the New Jersey Nets have yet to confirm anything: “There has been no firm offer. But there have been talks with representatives — and former Mavs coach Avery Johnson is looking more and more like the choice to fill the coaching vacancy for the Nets. Reps for Johnson were in the New York-New Jersey area Monday and flew out yesterday, it was learned. Nets president Rod Thorn has maintained his tight-lipped stance about any and all candidates, simply acknowledging the process is ‘moving and ongoing’ and that he has no timetable for a hire. But several sources insist that Johnson has been and remains the leading choice — and that there were additional conversations with Thorn this week. One source felt a deal was close to being finalized, but Thorn insisted, ‘I have made no offer.’”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    as a Nets it wouldn’t surprise me. I mean: who else?

  • 6marjons

    i think he’d do well there, its a young group that needs organising and who better to do that than the little general

  • 6marjons

    hmm i think i should win the state the obvious award for the previous comment, damn think up of something interesting to say

  • Hussman25

    ESPN is reporting they have a verbal agreement in place; if so… good for them. Finally some stability is coming to that franchise.

  • Dirtybird

    EFF Rick Sund!

  • Hussman25

    Mark Jackson is probably the Hawks choice now…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Honestly? I don’t believe ANY decision they make this summer could make them worse than last year. Basically they can only go up from here.