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Avery Johnson, Fired

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by jhard, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jhard

    jhard Situational Stopper

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    Kind of surprised.

    Wonder if this is Deron's doing.
    Maybe Sloan could be his replacement :chuckles:
     
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  2. Cratylus

    Cratylus Brunette Connoisseur

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    Not sure if Donald Sloan is ready for a coaching gig yet... although he is looking for work! ;)
     
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  3. I.K.W.T

    I.K.W.T Season Ticket Holder

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    Let's all be thankful our organization isn't THAT inept.
     
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  4. MGMT

    MGMT Preview Team

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    Well that escalated quickly.
     
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  5. Rob

    Rob Best of the Land

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    Brooklyn is much better than a .500 team. Most of the fans seem to be happy about his firing, just as Lakers fans were about Brown's firing.
     
  6. Biw

    Biw The One Who Knocks

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    Two fan bases elated over a BLACK coach being fired? Why am I not surprised?





































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  7. Jack Brickman

    Jack Brickman Preview Team

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    To be fair, most of the best coaches are white. ;)
     
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  8. Soar

    Soar Hall-of-Famer

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    Avery Johnson Jr. ‏@itsaveryjohnson
    I'm sorry are best players couldn't make open shots. Yeah that's my dads fault totally...


    lol

    The expectations were way to high for this team. We didn't even have a losing record.... Didn't even give my dad a full season. #OUTRAGE

    Avery Johnson Jr. ‏@itsaveryjohnson
    This is a fuxking Outrage. My dad is a great coach, he just got coach of the month and they Fire him. #Smh. Completely new team he had.
     
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  9. TyGuy

    TyGuy With the Left hand!

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    Am I the only one that didn't think brooklyn was very good? They have been assy mcgee for quite some time now and the only additions they made besides moving to Brooklyn was adding two aging wing players and a knucklehead.

    Sent from my ass using tapatalk 2
     
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  10. bushwick_bill

    bushwick_bill Sixth Man

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    With the sucess of the Knicks and lack thereof in Brooklyn this should come as no surprise... There is a lot of pressure for this Nets team to win right now...
     
  11. castor777

    castor777 In the Rotation

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    They can try and go into "win now" mode all they want, but I highly doubt they're going to find a replacement coach of Avery's caliber. They went through a rough period in December, I get it. But 8 of their next 10 games are very winnable, they'll be well above .500 by the middle of January, and you chose to fire the October & November Coach Of The Month? It might not come as a surprise, but the Nets are in for a very rude awakening if they think they did the right thing.
     
  12. FiveThous

    FiveThous Redeux

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    They should hire Mike Brown
     
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  13. Cavatt

    Cavatt NBA Starter

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    I'd be scared to death to fire a coach in the nba if there wasn't a guy I wanted without a job. Talk about a small pool of talent
     
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  14. Jack Brickman

    Jack Brickman Preview Team

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    Really, though, sometimes all teams need is a change of voice in the locker room to turn it around. Johnson is one of many coaches in the NBA who has a habit of wearing on his players after a few seasons.
     
  15. Jon

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    Sure looks like Deron Williams has finished off his second coach. Maybe he'll get his first one back? It worked for Kobe ... or better yet, skip the precedent and grab the guy. Prokorhov just has back a dump truck full of $$$$ up to PJ's house.

    Anyway, Avery got reamed pretty bad here. Teams don't become great on defense over night. Well, at least not ones with a front court featuring Brook Lopez and Kris Humphries. They can focus on offense and having fun ... and go nowhere in playoffs.
     
  16. Biw

    Biw The One Who Knocks

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    It's his fucking voice.
     
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  17. Triumph36

    Triumph36 All-Star

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    avery johnson isn't a great coach, but the interim coach is even worse. nets fans better hope prok opens the checkbook for phil, and soon. the lakers were obv a much better opportunity from a title-chances standpoint, but i'm sure the nets would give phil more money and power.

    it's an interesting situation. generally, it'd be an appealing destination because they play in a world class city and have an owner with a complete disregard for money that wants a title. problem is people set expectations too high and brooklyn simply can't reach them, so the coach will frequently be on the hot seat. on top of that, they have damn near no flexibility for years which is an even greater problem considering that money isn't even tied up in a legit superstar.
     
  18. Obawan12

    Obawan12 Team Statistician

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    Classic example of a coach getting canned for not living up to unrealistic expectations. Deron williams is overrated and they simply don't have good defensive players in the front court.
     
  19. Free Agency God

    Free Agency God Birthing All-Stars

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    And word is now (Sportscenter) that Phil Jackson is their top target. I wonder if Phil would take on the job.
     
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    blommen In the Rotation

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    I don't think Phil would touch such a poorly assembled team for all the moolah in the world.
     
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