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Video: Avery Johnson says this is part of coaching business

Dec 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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This is from Avery Johnson’s press conference in Brooklyn after being let go by the Nets on Thursday.

He sounds like a coach who isn’t happy but knows this is part of the business and knows that he is taking the fall for failings of the some players (we’re looking at you, Deron Williams) and how Billy King built the roster. Not to mention the unrealistic expectations of ownership (this is a four seed, out in the second round roster at its peak).

King also speaks about how he thinks Johnson was not reaching the players anymore.

Neither guy is wrong. There are a number of factors going on with the Nets. The question is can a new coach really solve them? (Hint: the answer is no.)

  1. halfbaht - Dec 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Maybe some realistic expectations would help. Everyone seems to think that buy moving to Brooklyn and adding one decent player and over paying some roster fillers that this team is suddenly going to be a contender? You can polish a terd all you want, still a terd at the end of it, just like they we’re in Jersey

    • davidly - Dec 28, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      True that. And Brooklyn is just Jersey with hipsters. And hipsters CANNOT play ball.

  2. fanofevilempire - Dec 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    I thought the Nets were a 4 or 5 seed in the east, now I don’t know what the frig
    is going on over there.

    The injury bug has hit the Knicks.

    oh boy

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