Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  6 responses

Avery Johnson Says Kevin Garnett Knows Most of the Nets’ Plays

Kevin Garnett’s mastery of the game, especially on the defensive end, presents a major problem for Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson. KG renders the Nets’ set plays nearly useless since he knows what’s coming ahead of time. Per ESPN: “Kevin Garnett’s knowledge of the game makes coaching against him a nightmare. Just ask Avery Johnson. ‘The funny thing is, I wish he would be quiet on the floor and not call out your plays,’ the Nets coach said in a bemused and complimentary tone Thursday morning prior to his team’s nationally-televised contest against KG’s Celtics. “He’s seen so much. We’ll call a play and he’ll say, ‘Joe is going over here and Deron is going here.’ It’s not funny anymore, OK? As much as (Rajon) Rondo quarterbacks their offense, (KG) quarterbacks their defense. … I like every now and then when we’ll surprise him with something, and then maybe he’ll look at the bench and curse the other coaches out, not me.’”

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  • yann blavec

    KG and Timmie Duncan will be great coaches when they retire.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Haha props KG

  • Hursty

    This doesn’t really surprise me. Garnett is a phenomenal defensive presence, both physically and vocally. Rondo said it best the other day, when he said the C’s defense just implodes without him on the floor.
    LeBron knew most of the Rockets plays the other day. And if he knew the Rockets, I’d say there’s a good chance he knows a large portion of other teams too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    he should try to master the miami’s plays, the celtics will need somethin like that

  • Ugh

    They only have three, they’re just hard to stop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    lol that’s a good one