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Avery Johnson has still got it, and the Nets defense still sucks

Dec 30, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

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Avery Johnson has provided the object lesson in just how porous the Nets defense has become.

Thursday afternoon he jumped into the Nets practice scrimmage, promptly drove the lane and scored over Johan Petro, according to a tweet from Al Iannazzone of the Bergin Record.

That would be 45-year-old, 5’11” (at best), out of the league seven years Avery Johnson having no problem shredding the Nets defense.

What more need be said.

  1. thestudiokida - Dec 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Nets are 18th in defensive efficiency and 26th in offense…. seems like problems on both ends. And has anybody put out a APB for Brook Lopez? I think somebody is doing something terrible to him.

  2. thestudiokida - Dec 30, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    I can’t believe Avery Johnson even got another chance at head coach. Incredibly, during his 3+ seasons with Dallas he won over 73% of his regular season games but collapsed in the NBA Finals and again the next season against the Warriors. I can’t stand the sound of his voice… players probably think of him like an irritating gnat flying around their face.

    Random note: his 73% winning percentage would put him ahead of Phil Jackson as highest winning % for a coaching career but the media never included him in that stat. Is 250 games coached not enough to count?

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