June 14, 2013 |
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets have reached agreement on a contract that will install Kidd as the team's head coach. The deal is for three years. Kidd will replace P.J. Carlesimo, who took over for Avery Johnson as the team's interim coach after Johnson was fired earlier this season. Carlesimo was notified that he would not be retained shortly after the Chicago Bulls eliminated the Nets from the playoffs in the first round.
December 29, 2012
Nets 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 don't have the same fire now that we did when we were 11-4," general manager Billy King said during a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets (14-14) on an interim basis. King would not comment on a report that the team planned to contact former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Johnson was in the final year of a three-year, $12 million contract.
March 22, 2012
Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his Washington debut, and the Wizards defeated New Jersey, 108-89, in Newark on Wednesday, in a game marred by ejections of the Nets' all-star point guard Deron Williams and head coach Avery Johnson. Williams and Johnson were tossed by referee Josh Tiven with 5 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third quarter for arguing a non-call on a Williams drive to the basket. Tiven appeared to call all four technical fouls, getting Williams first and then the coach after his best player was ejected.
May 18, 2010
1. Doug Collins 2. Avery Johnson 3. Sam Mitchell 4. Someone else
July 7, 2007 |
Jerry Stackhouse is sticking with Dallas, agreeing to a 3-year deal to remain the Mavericks' sixth man. The details of the deal, agreed to Thursday night, were still being finalized yesterday, according to a team official involved in negotiations. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of league rules against any comments before the signing period begins Wednesday. Stackhouse, 32, will make more than the midlevel exception, which is expected to be set at roughly $6 million.
December 4, 2005 |
One month into the NBA season, what do we think and what do we know? We think . . . . . . that the Spurs and Pistons have already separated themselves from the pack in their respective conferences. San Antonio has a record that's much better than the Spurs usually post in November. It's gotten to the point where coach Gregg Popovich isn't sure whether he should yell at his guys or just let them be. "Pop wants us to be perfect," Tony Parker said last week, but the Spurs are still working through some issues; they were 11th in field-goal percentage allowed through Friday, far from their normal one or two ranking.
October 29, 2004 |
Avery Johnson announced his retirement yesterday, officially ending his 16-year playing career and becoming a full-time assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. Johnson, 39, played for Dallas in 2002-03, then re-signed with the Mavericks on Sept. 30 as a player-coach with no expectation of playing significant minutes. Johnson will be the top assistant to Don Nelson, 64, who has tapped Johnson to take over when the head coach retires. Nelson's son, Donnie, has been his father's top assistant since 1998, but the younger Nelson will leave the bench to focus on his duties as the Mavericks' president of basketball operations.
July 22, 2001 |
David Robinson re-signed with San Antonio yesterday, keeping the Spurs' twin towers intact. The 7-foot-1 Robinson has played all 12 of his NBA seasons with the Spurs and teamed with 7-footer Tim Duncan to lead the team to the 1999 championship. Robinson's deal has been reported to be worth $20 million over two years. The signing shores up the Spurs' frontcourt during an off-season in which its guards are leaving. Derek Anderson, who signed a one-year deal with the Spurs last year and proved valuable in opening up defenses with his outside shooting, has agreed to a multiyear deal with Portland.
June 24, 1999 |
Tim Duncan and David Robinson were everywhere the New York Knicks didn't want them to be. Were there three of them? Four? More? Pick a number. It was more than enough. Duncan, already anointed as the NBA's best player, and Robinson, the San Antonio Spurs' acknowledged anchor, scored, rebounded, blocked shots and intimidated shots. More than anything, they left the Knicks someplace no team has ever come back from in the Finals. The Spurs won, 96-89, built their advantage to 3-1 in the best- of-seven series and put themselves in position to win their first championship tomorrow night.
June 16, 1999 |
Sure, Avery Johnson remembers. Who could forget being waived by San Antonio as he was dressed in a tuxedo, part of teammate David Robinson's wedding party? Who could forget being dropped by Denver on Christmas Eve in an airport? Who could forget playing in the U.S. Basketball League, playing in the NBA for 10 different coaches in 11 seasons? "That's the human part of you," the Spurs' effervescent point guard said, looking ahead to the start of the NBA Finals tonight against New York at the Alamodome.