Avery Johnson: Leading Candidate for Nets Job?

by June 09, 2010

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.'”