SH Blog: Current and former NBA players around the league react to Avery Johnson firing

Dam they to avery Johnson. Move em that's messed up.smh
Steve Francis
I knew when the Nets began to struggle(lost 10 of last 13) & D-Will spoke out against the offense that Avery would be fired. #WEAK #NBA
The Nets committed to over $300m in salary for their starting lineup this summer. Its about players performing not lack of coaching! #NBA
WoW! Avery Johnson out one month after being named Eastern Conference coach of the Month…Wanna see how the @ react!
Greg Anthony
So will coaching change for Nets improve Deron Williams shooting percentage??
Reggie Miller
Thanx coach Avery for everything
andray blatche
Sorry to hear Avery lost the job. Like him a lot as a coach and loved him as a player. Respects to him n the Nets organization.
Iman Shumpert
I'm sorry are best players couldn't make open shots. Yeah that's my dads fault totally...
Avery Johnson Jr.


  1. john steppling says

    2 things. Avery was doing a lousy job. And two: Deron is a coach killer and a LOT of this falls on him. He got the legendary jerry sloan to retire….and now ran his mouth to get avery run out of town. The overriding reality of this scenario is that D Will has been not just sub par, but AWFUL. Under 30% on his threes, and a terrible floor leader, plus bad defense. Anyone else would have been benched. If phil wants to get even with Buss he might take this, but my money is on jeff van gundy or larry brown……or a sleeper such as dave blatt. But this cant be laid on the russian…………fact is, avery was always a mediocre coach.

  2. Bruce Wrigley says

    Hmm… slightly eccentric Russian billionaire buys sports team in big important city and acts capricious. Echoes of Chelsea and Roman Abramovich.

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