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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »
Nate McMillan, Flip Saunders, Larry Brown, Brian Shaw. Maybe give Mike Budenholzer a shot?

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2012, 01:36:35 PM »
I'm curious who they will hire as a replacement. Either Van Gundy would make sense to me.
Yeah, curious to see who they replace him with.  Both Van Gundys are good coaches.  Who else is out there available?
would be surprised if they don't go with one of the assistants for the season and then go after a high-profile coach for next year like Calipari or JVG.

P.J. Carlesimo has been named the interim coach.  Gross.  Obviously that is only temporary, but still.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2012, 01:38:00 PM »
I'm curious who they will hire as a replacement. Either Van Gundy would make sense to me.
Yeah, curious to see who they replace him with.  Both Van Gundys are good coaches.  Who else is out there available?
would be surprised if they don't go with one of the assistants for the season and then go after a high-profile coach for next year like Calipari or JVG.

P.J. Carlesimo has been named the interim coach.  Gross.  Obviously that is only temporary, but still.
As long as Spree's not on the team, PJ should last at least a couple of weeks.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2012, 01:38:52 PM »
Mike Dunleavy is another name to throw in the mix

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2012, 01:43:53 PM »
I think JVG loves his announcing gig.  SVG, I'm pretty sure, would like back in.

Like Slam, I won't be that surprised if they just see how things go with PJ, and not rush to hire a permanent head coach right away.


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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »
Deron Williams is a coach killer.

This

sounds like the perfect job for Mike Brown then, LOL

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2012, 01:48:00 PM »
Good decision. Avery Johnson was doing a bad job there and needed to be removed.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2012, 01:57:53 PM »
Wouldn't be surprised if Avery came to be a 'consultant' for us in the playoffs like Flip Saunders did last year.  Johnson and Doc are buddies from their SA days.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 02:08:53 PM »
D-Will kill a coach everywhere he goes.

How about David Blatt as coach?  Obviously the ties to Russia helps his case with ownership.  It might be time for an NBA team to think out of the box when picking a coach, instead of going with a retread. 

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »
There are a lot worse coaches in the league than Avery Johnson.  This seems an over-reaction by nets management.  Seems like that is getting to be the norm though.


I agree. Avery is no world-beater as a coach, but it's not his fault that the team signed to lucrative deals a 4 and a 5 that can't play defense and a1 and a 2 who seem to have forgotten how to play basketball.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2012, 02:15:45 PM »
Iso plays not working I guess.

Not really surprised at all. this team really is underachieving.
Maybe Avery didn't do a very good job, but I think this team has been highly overrated.  I don't think the roster is all that good.  Who is the teams best player?  Williams has been an average point guard, Lopez never plays and when he does, he has a history of not rebounding or playing defense.  Unless one of these guys plays like a star, this team isn't very good.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2012, 02:17:49 PM »
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8783854/avery-johnson-fired-brooklyn-nets-starting-14-14





Not surprised.  Avery is not a good coach.

I agree ...this has been my opinion for along time. Maybe he should coach a small college team .

He looked like he was on the way out Christmas...he was awreck and under the gun .   People talking about how he completely changed most of the offense plays .  Just sounded like a despert attempt to keep his job.

D WILL ...owners just don't get it....becasue you have D WIll is NO trip to the promised land .

and yes , WIlliams looks OLD and frankly has lost a step  and only a shell of the player he once was

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 02:23:20 PM »
I hope they hire wierd ol PHIL JACKSON ..... just to tee off the Lakers fans.

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Re: Brooklyn Nets fire coach Avery Johnson
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2012, 02:24:30 PM »
I think Jerry Sloan is a perfect coach for Nets. Avery Johnson? Is used to be fired...

 

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