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

I appreciate everything Coach Avery. Good luck in all your endeavors moving forward.
Kris Humphries
One of the best coaches I've had and a great man is Avery Johnson. No question I learned alot from him in 2 years.
Anthony Morrow
Now the heat is really gonna b on Deron Williams to perform! Looking forward to seeing how pans out. That's a really talented roster. #nets
Wally Szczerbiak
no more Avery in brookln
3D AKA DennisScott
Nets fire hire head coach Avery Johnson. #NBAnews
Jay Williams
Firing Avery Johnson was a bad decision unless they got someone like Phil Jackson waiting to take over which I doubt...
Gary Payton
Avery Johnson is a first class Coach and a First class Person, I learned a lot from him! Wishing him and his family nothing but the best
Avery Johnson is a good coach tweeps. That caught everybody by surprise. We was like wooooooow!!!!! in practice
Mo Williams


  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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