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

Rude awakening coming for Deron Williams. Always played in tiny markets, now he's an overpaid, underachieving coach-killer in NYC? Yikes.
Bill Simmons
Wait, didn't Avery Johnson just get coach of the month?
Kendall Marshall
Only in the NBA CAN A coach be COACH of the Month in Oct & Nov & FIRED in DEC - #NOTFAIR @ @
Dick Vitale
They gave Avery the ax? Wasn't my man just coach of the month? Cold Game.
Daniel Gibson Sr.
Avery got fired? He was just coach of the month wasn't he? That's like a player get Player of the Month then gets traded the next month #NBA
LeBron James
Nets "Business" is to win games, don't want to start the Brooklyn move with old habits like.......LOSING. Owner not tolerating mediocrity!
Bruce Bowen


  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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