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    Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    ESPN - Mavs, Johnson part ways after team's playoff ouster - NBA

    From a local standpoint, this comes as no big surprise. Local sports radio has been reporting for a couple of months that many players on the team had "tuned out" Avery's rather vocal approach. There were also rumors of some less than cordial exchanges between Cuban and Johnson. The local media has also been critical of AJ's game time coaching decisions and overall strategy, and had commented on his ego getting in the way of making strategy changes.

    The Mavs roster is really kind of a mess, so AJ didn't get much help there. They have mostly good starters, but the bench isn't very deep at all (especially relative to the Lakers, Spurs, Suns, and Hornets in the west), including a couple of guys who mentally are just out of it much of the time (Stackhouse and Howard).

    'Twill be interesting to see which coach wants join up with Cuban...


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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Too late to hire Larry Brown. Maybe his boss can get the job. Isiah is available.


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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Mike D'Antoni would be the best choice, IMO.



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Mike D'Antoni would be the best choice, IMO.
    According to the Suns ownership, D'Antoni still has a job.



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    According to the Suns ownership, D'Antoni still has a job.
    While they negotiate the buyout and amicable parting of ways, I'm sure.

    If I were D'Antoni, I'd probably want out of there. The Suns' window of opportunity has closed, and they have some major rebuilding to do.



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    While they negotiate the buyout and amicable parting of ways, I'm sure.

    If I were D'Antoni, I'd probably want out of there. The Suns' window of opportunity has closed, and they have some major rebuilding to do.
    Of course, even though they denied it. No one ever says "no comment" anymore...unless they know Roger Clemens...



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Switch coaches?


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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    cmon Chicago, pick up Avery or D'Antoni



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    It's too bad for Avery ... Don Nelson teams choked many a time before AJ ever took over, and all he did was go like 200-75 over his tenure.

    The NBA is a different animal though, its crazy how teams will rally big time for a couple years around the new guy, then sour and wilt in years 3 & 4. It seems to happen all the time.

    Hope AJ and the Mavs the best. Dirk is one of my favorite players, but he may be destined to retire ala Malone and Barkley: ringless.



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    I find this suprisin, but to be honest.. i just listened to the interview that a radio station had with him and he is takin it very well and seems like alot better person then i thought.. i really hope AJ gets a good job, the guy is a good coach


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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    cmon Chicago, pick up Avery or D'Antoni

    I agree. I hope the bulls pick one of these two up that is if D'Antoni is actually fired.



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    Re: Avery Johnson out as Mavs coach

    Do people really think D'Antoni would do well in Chicago? AJ I think might work well but I don't see D'Antoni being a good fit...however I don't follow the NBA that closely.



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