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Jason Collins receives warm welcome in Nets locker room

...who clearly doesn't share his country's anti-gay policies. Prokhorov isn't afraid to take chances, firing Avery Johnson last December after he'd been Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November, and later hiring Kidd when he had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-02-24/jason-collins-receives-warm-w
San Antonio's Tony Parker is at ease

...he added. "I always fight with (coach Gregg Popovich) for that because he wanted me to be ? no disrespect to Avery Johnson ? but like Avery, and then like John. I was like, 'I want to be me.' I want to do both. I want to be aggressive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-05-22/san-antonios-tony-parker-ease
LeBron James easily wins MVP, but vote isn't unanimous

...eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.Carlesimo helped the Nets finish 49-33 after replacing the fired Avery Johnson in December, earning the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. But they spotted the Chicago Bulls a 17-point halftime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-05-05/lebron-james-easily-wins-mvp-
Nets believe they can be legitimate contenders in East

...better than their 22-44 mark in the lockout-shortened season."I really believe this is a playoff team," coach Avery Johnson said Friday after the Nets held a news conference in Brooklyn's Borough Hall to showcase Williams and Johnson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2012-07-13/nets-believe-they-can-be-legi
Oklahoma City tops the Dallas Mavericks in overtime to keep home streak alive

...Year's.The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasn't good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn."We...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2012-12-27/oklahoma-city-tops-dallas-mav
Westbrook, Durant lead Thunder past Rockets

...interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday.CJ Miles scored 33 points and made eight 3-pointers for Cleveland.HORNETS 98, BOBCATS 95In Charlotte...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2012-12-29/wetsbrook-durant-lead-thunder
Johnson, Karl are first to wear mics

...Listen up: NBA coach aren't too pleased about wearing microphones during nationally televised games. Dallas' Avery Johnson and Denver's George Karl became the first to clip on the little wires when their teams met in a game shown on TNT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/07/nba_175798.shtml
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Pistons' search lags

...Pistons are still in the market for a head coach. And as of Friday, it still appears that former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson is the favorite to replace Michael Curry , a Glenn Hills graduate, with Cleveland Cavaliers assistant John Kuester...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/05/nba_529906.shtml
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Around the NBA

...listed as doubtful for Wednesday night's game against Indiana and will be day to day after that. MAVERICKS: Coach Avery Johnson was fined $25,000 for his actions during a game against the Indiana Pacers last week. Johnson was cited for failing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/27/nba_154314.shtml
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Playoffs have familiar feel

...the NBA finals after their collapse against the Heat last year. "There's only one champion," Mavericks coach Avery Johnson said. "No matter what you do in the regular season, at the end of the day you've got to try to get it done in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/20/nba_125407.shtml
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