Category: Avery Johnson

Brooklyn Nets Top New York Knicks in First Meeting Since the Move

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy delayed the first meeting in Brooklyn between the Nets and Knicks, but that didn't stop the two teams from putting on a show when they finally got to play on Monday night. The hometown Nets finally have a hometown crowd and it helped them prevail in overtime in ...

Avery Johnson Is Disappointed The Brooklyn Nets Can’t Do Enough To Help Northeast After Hurricane Sandy

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The New York Knicks-Brooklyn Nets season opener at the Barclays Center took a backseat this week after Hurricane Sandy rocked the Northeast, devastating millions of people in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Originally on Wednesday, the NBA had planned to have the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn for ...

Even Without Dwight Howard, Avery Johnson Believes the Nets Are a Top-Four Team in the East

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Nets won 46 games combined in Avery Johnson's first two seasons with the team in New Jersey. Now in Brooklyn, Johnson says the organization feels that it is their time. And that is despite the fact that they weren't able to acquire Orlando center Dwight Howard this week. Johnson, the ...

Avery Johnson on Deron Williams: “He told us he loves what we are doing. He is excited about where we are going.”

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The New Jersey Nets are fighting through a slew of injuries this season [Brook Lopez, Marshon Brooks, Damion James, Mehmet Okur], yet are finding ways to compete each and every night. The Nets win over the Sixers on the road last week was valid proof of this fact. Avery Johnson ...

Dirk Nowitzki Doesn’t Believe He’s Playing at a Higher Level Now Than He Has In the Past

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Dirk Nowitzki can't get it done in the postseason. That seems to always be the knock when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks' big man. At least until this year. Nowitzki has been the star on plenty of Dallas teams that have had high expectations, only to come up well short, ...

Avery Johnson Believes That Things Will Turn Around in New Jersey

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The New Jersey Nets were the worst team in the NBA last year. Not only that, they were historically bad.  That is a fact. However, things could be headed in the right direction in New Jersey. Despite missing out on all the big-time free agents in the offseason, the Nets ...

Avery Johnson on Derrick Favors: “I think he can be a smaller version of Dwight Howard”

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The New Jersey Nets were the worst team in the NBA last year and they were historically bad.  That is a fact.  However, things could be headed in the right direction in New Jersey.  Not only do they have a new owner with very deep pockets, but they also have ...

Avery Johnson Talks Funny

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

It's hard to not like Avery Johnson. Unless you're a Mavericks fan I guess and have a bad memory about all the wins he accumulated in such a short amount of time while coaching in Dallas. Avery, now a full-time analyst for ESPN, talks to ESPN Radio Los Angeles about ...