Daily Link: Popovich Endorses Avery Johnson

New Nets coach Avery Johnson received some very kind words from one of the best coaches in the NBA, Greg Popovich:

“They’re going to be very well prepared,” Popovich said. “He’s going to pound every day, trying to get stuff across. He’s going to win that battle that most NBA coaches lose as the season goes on — drilling people, being organized in practices. He will make them responsible to each other and that allows chemistry and camaraderie to form and a belief in what you’re doing.

Hey, I’ll take it from Popovich. Isn’t it great that this team that won 12 games last year and was in chaos is now all of a sudden getting a barrage of positive press. Did I wake up in 2002?