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  1. Nets’ coach Johnson says Garnett keeps calling out their plays

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls

    Most NBA teams run variations of some standard sets — “floppy,” “horns,” and so on — and players pick them up quickly. Or, know how to break them up quickly. Kevin Garnett is a student of the game and Nets coach Avery Johnson said before his Nets went out and beat the Celtics that Garnett…

  2. Nets are talking championship. And they mean this year.

    Oct 1, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    It’s not just owner Mikhail Prokhorov and GM Billy King talking grandiose plans of he Nets winning a title this year — their coach and players are as well. The Nets may well not be the best team in in New York City, but moving into a new building in a new market with some…

  3. NBA Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 20, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Last Season: I want you to imagine the most you’ve ever vomited. Like, literally, the greatest single bout of nauseated vomiting you’ve ever gone through. I want you to think about what you ate, what it smelled like, that cold, hard porcelain  or unfeeling trash can that embraced you after the day-old shellfish or that…

  4. Nets infrastructure could be in for a shake up

    Sep 14, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Mikhail Prokhorov Introductory Press Conference

    Nets owner Mikahil Prokhorov may draw Mark Cuban comparisons aplenty, but the two owners are apparently on very divergent paths. Though Cuban’s business ventures and widespread interests provide content fodder for his ever popular blog, the Mavericks seem to always come first. He not only invests oodles of money in the franchise, but also his…

  5. Nets coach Johnson heads to Russia for game with Prokhorov

    Sep 2, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

    Avery Johnson Portrait

    How much does the Little General have in the tank? We’re about to find out… well, “we’re” only includes you if you live in Russia. New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson is heading to Russia to play in a charity exhibition game with team owner Mikhail Prokhorov, reports the Star-Ledger. Money raised at the Set.…

  6. P.J. Carlesimo may surface as new Nets assistant coach

    Aug 11, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Seattle SuperSonics v Denver Nuggets

    Looks like Avery Johnson is brining in some real big-chair experience to the Nets bench. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted this: P.J. Carlesimo is a strong candidate to join Avery Johnson’s coaching staff in New Jersey, league sources tell Y! Sports. Carlesimo has six full seasons and a few partial ones as a head coach, plus…

  7. The Nets want more Travis Outlaw? Probably not.

    Jul 6, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets forward Outlaw celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Raptors during triple overtime in their NBA game in London

    As a dad, I totally get the wanting and expecting the best for your kids. I understand thinking they are the best ever. Mine (all under 8) will all grow up to be doctors or the lead actress in Broadway musicals. I have no doubt. That side of me can see where Travis Outlaw’s dad…

  8. Nets Quinton Ross done for season with herniated disk

    Mar 28, 2011, 8:54 AM EDT

    Ross_Quinton

    Quinton Ross has barely touched the court lately for the Nets — just four minutes total in the team’s last seven games — but now it is official, he is done for the season. He has a herniated disk in his back and the Nets are shutting him down, reports the New York Post. “Unfortunately…

  9. Avery Johnson says only thing he can: Nets will keep Deron Williams

    Mar 17, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    Avery Johnson and the Nets organization have made their bet — they must convince Deron Williams to sign an extension with the team. Williams can opt out in the summer of 2012. The Nets traded significant assets to Utah to bring D-Will in, they have to keep him. They have to get talent around him,…

  10. Video: Avery Johnson, Billy King talk getting Deron Williams

    Feb 24, 2011, 9:04 AM EDT

    Mavericks Johnson Fired  Basketball

    Nets coach Avery Johnson is excited. It’s a little tough to tell because he actually always talks like that, but he is. He should be, as should GM Billy King. They now have one of the games elite point guards in an increasingly guard-driven league. They have a cornerstone to start building around. But rather…

  11. Avery Johnson fined $25,000

    Feb 4, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

    Mavericks Johnson Fired  Basketball

    The NBA announced this today: NEW YORK, February 4, 2011 – New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson hasbeen fined $25,000 for improper conduct towards a game official surroundinghis ejection, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive VicePresident, Basketball Operations. The incident occurred with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter of the Nets’106-92…

  12. Nets Avery Johnson, Brook Lopez having some issues

    Jan 13, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    A couple of days ago, when asked if he dreamed of coaching someone like Carmelo Anthony, Nets coach Avery Johnson had a snappy comeback: “No. I dream of our center getting 10 rebounds.” Wednesday night, in the fourth quarter of a close battle with the Phoenix Suns, the Nets ran few plays for Lopez even…

  13. Avery Johnson says don’t expect trades during Nets’ road trip

    Jan 11, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    Another sign that the Carmelo Anthony trade is not on the fast track… Starting Wednesday night the Nets head out on one of those grueling four-games-in-six-days road trips to the West Coast. Johnson said his roster likely will not be shaken up during the trip. “This is the team that will be playing on the…

  14. Nets to give Derrick Favors first start Wednesday

    Jan 5, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

    Derrick Favors, Nick Collison

    The day was coming. If the Nets weren’t 9-25 it might have come later — Kris Humphries has played pretty well as the starting power forward for the New Jersey Nets and put up a 12 points and 14 rebounds last game. But at some point No. 3 pick Derrick Favors was going to be…

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

    Dec 30, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Dallas Mavericks, Game 4

    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…

  16. Quote of the Day: Avery Johnson disagrees with LeBron on what’s good for the league

    Dec 27, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT

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    “I disagree. Maybe the league would be better if we didn’t have three stars on one team.” —New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson, after being told LeBron James suggested New Jersey was a team that could be contracted (via the New York Daily News). James suggested that the 1980s were an NBA golden age of…

  17. Avery Johnson to Derrick Favors: Give us a reason to start you

    Dec 27, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

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    At some point this season, Derrick Favors is going to be starting for the New Jersey Nets. That point is not now, and Sunday coach Avery Johnson told the Star-Ledger the reason is Favors. “What we told him today — he’s got to give us a reason to start him,’’ Johnson said on a conference…

  18. Nets rookie Damion James out with broken foot

    Dec 12, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    Avery Johnson has been trying to see what his young players have got, and so Damion James has been getting some run — at least 15 minutes in 8 of the last 9. Not that he has been giving them a not of production — 35 percent shooting and too many turnovers, but the rebounding…

  19. Terrence Williams’ time-out in the D-League is over

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

    Terrence Williams

    As the story’s told, Nets swingman Terrence Williams ticked off his coach, and rather than actually deal with the problem (Williams’ great crime? Unpunctuality.) internally, Avery Johnson “punished” Williams with a stint in the D-League. That story has been qualified and rebuffed, but the initial report still stings. An assignment in the D-League isn’t a…

  20. Game of the night: Russell Westbrook apparently really likes triple overtime

    Dec 2, 2010, 2:16 AM EDT

    Derrick Favors, Nick Collison

    There was no Kevin Durant, no Devin Harris. Their knees would not allow it. That is why a lot of people did not notice that the Thunder and Nets were hooking up Wednesday night — but it turned out to be the best game you didn’t watch. It had triple overtime. It had brilliant plays…

  21. Troy Murphy says he’s ready, Avery Johnson disagrees. Fun follows.

    Nov 28, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Troy_Murphy

    Smell that? Smells a lot like trade winds to me. Those winds are coming from the direction of Troy Murphy, who is a big expiring contract, is a stretch four that teams love, can’t crack the Nets lineup (he has been inactive for 11 straight games) and is feuding with Nets coach Avery Johnson. Take…

  22. Nets Terrence Williams suspended two games by team

    Nov 23, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Terrence Williams, welcome to Avery Johnson’s doghouse. Williams has been suspended for two games — Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta and an upcoming trip to Boston — for “repeated violations of team policy.” Johnson was more direct with ESPNNewYork. “It’s something we’ve dealt with for the past two or three weeks,” Johnson said. “I don’t…

  23. Troy Murphy spends a lot of time on the bench for a guy making $12 million

    Nov 17, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Nets_Murphy

    Troy Murphy is making $12 million this season, the Nets big summer acquisition that was going to bring some scoring punch from the four. He was going to mentor Derrick Favors. He would be a big part of the franchise — for a year, then the franchise would try to go get someone they really…

  24. Avery Johnson just wants someone, anyone to be aggressive

    Nov 9, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

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    We’ve picked up on a subtle theme in Avery Johnson’s talks to his team. Subtle like an Oliver Stone movie or a Metallica guitar riff. First he ripped the Nets as being basically tissue paper as they watched the tape of the team getting destroyed by the Heat (the day after they lost to the…

  25. Vegas has a list of odds on the first coach to get canned, and it's pretty harsh

    Oct 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Like we said, a coach will get canned before the calendar flips to 2011. But who’s the unlucky guy? Turns out Vegas has its own list of candidates. The New Jersey Star-Ledger checked in with a gambling site called YouWager.com and looked at the list of prospective candidates to get canned. Essentially, if this is…

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