Avery Johnson Agrees to Coach New Jersey Nets

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Elliott Pohnl in NBA
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The New Jersey Nets have reached an agreement in principle with former Mavericks head coach and current television analyst Avery Johnson, ESPN reported Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson, who is currently covering the 2010 NBA Finals for ESPN, was also a finalist for the Atlanta Hawks coaching vacancy.  He met with Atlanta GM Rick Sund on Saturday, but was not offered the job at that time.

After Johnson took over as coach for Don Nelson in Dallas several years ago, the former NBA point guard posted an impressive 194-70 record during three seasons on the bench.  He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2005 and led the Mavericks to the 2006 NBA Finals.

Johnson’s fortunes began to turn after the Heat rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Mavs in six game ...

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