Avery Johnson: Where It All Went Wrong

Avery Johnson

The Loss of Control

With the team still learning to play together, it proved difficult for Johnson to control his players during the skid. Gerald Wallace colorfully expressed his frustration, calling out the Nets for contentedness. Deron Williams’ criticism of Avery Johnson’s isolation-based offense may have signaled the beginning of the end. Although Williams spent the entire season dealing with various injuries, both he and Johnson believe that Williams’ offensive struggles were due to his adjusting to Johnson’s offensive system, even after Johnson employed sets specifically designed for Williams to thrive.

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