Quote roundup: NBA players, coaches think Kidd will be “fantastic” coach

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NBA players and coaches, current and former, sounded off in the media and on Twitter on the prospect of Jason Kidd as head coach. Judging by their reactions, it seems like most of the league is in his corner, even his former coach, Avery Johnson. Though it appears Patrick Ewing Jr.’s not so happy.

Do Any Of Our Readers Live Near Philadelphia? Because Avery Johnson Is Speaking At UPenn Tonight

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h/t Max Weisberg Tonight at 6:00 P.M., former Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson is speaking at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. The topic of discussion? “The Business of Basketball.” The Nets, ironically enough, are in Philadelphia tonight taking on the 76ers. Do you live near there? Do you not have tickets […]

Nets vs Bobcats: Tweets & Pix & Avery Memes

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(by justinvanglahn via Instagram) WARM-UP Deron Williams will start today, after getting Avery Johnson fired yesterday, I mean after missing the last game with a bruised wrist. #Nets — Streets of the NBA (@NBAStreets) December 29, 2012 If the bobcats win against the #nets;#brooklyn will be disowned by new york…it will no longer be a […]

Avery Johnson lets off steam in final presser

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In his farewell to Brooklyn Nets basketball, now-former Nets coach Avery Johnson spoke honestly about his tenure with the Nets organization, acknowledging that the move caught him off guard and that he wanted more time with the roster. “This is ownership’s decision,” Johnson said in a 17-minute press conference. “This is part of our business. […]

Brooklyn Nets Fire Avery Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Avery Johnson, league source tells Yahoo! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 27, 2012 The Brooklyn Nets have relieved Avery Johnson of his head coaching duties, Nets GM Billy King announced. — Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) December 27, 2012 Johnson was named the NBA’s Coach of the Month for […]