Avery Johnson: Where It All Went Wrong

Avery Johnson

The System

Perhaps most important to Avery’s fate was his performance on the floor. Known for his defensive schemes in Dallas, Johnson hoped to turn the team into a top-10 defense. After his final game, the team stood at 21st in defensive efficiency. The roster has the talent to be a top-five offense, and finished Johnson’s tenure 11th in offensive efficiency. Johnson’s isolation-reliant offense had started to fail, and the defensive plan he had put in place was not working.