Daily Link: Avery Up First

According to Al Iannazzone, Avery Johnson is the first man up to be interviewed for the Nets head coaching vacancy. Rod Thorn is likely going to interview “four to six” candidates. Another names being thrown around in the report include Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy and Portland assistant Monty Williams. Mark Jackson and Mike Brown are also on the radar.

I have a feeling that either Avery or Thibs will ultimately get the job, so I would watch these reports very carefully. There seems to be a growing chorus for Mike Brown, but the idea of bringing in a guy who seemed to lose control of his team at the worst possible time just sounds like a recipe for disaster.