Avery Johnson Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by Justin DeFeo Comments

From NBA.com:

Johnson led the Nets to an 11-4 (.733) mark in October and November, with the 11 wins tying for the most in the conference (Miami Heat, 11-3; New York Knicks, 11-4). The Nets, off to the best start through 15 games in franchise history, ranked second in the NBA in team scoring defense, holding opponents to 90.4 ppg. The Nets recorded their largest road win (107-68) in franchise history on Nov. 9 against the Orlando Magic.

Johnson has spent the past two seasons as the Nets coach with an incomplete or flawed roster, so his performance with this season's finally well-equipped squad was going to be telling as to what kind of coach Johnson can be.

So far, so good.

Comments

  1. avatar callingalltoasters says:

    Yeah, wow Coach of the Month. Considering Coach of the Year is already the stupidest award in sports (Don Nelson, 3x winner; Phil Jackson 1x winner), this just makes life that much better. Can we at least call it what it really is? “Coach of the team with the most surprisingly good record.”

    1. avatar callingalltoasters says:

      Oh, Mike Schuler has as many CoY awards as Red Auerbach.