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Video: Drake on Hosting the ESPYs

Drake took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he has been selected as the host of this year’s ESPY Awards ceremony on July 16th. This morning he stopped by the network’s NBA Countdown to chop it up with Jalen Rose, Avery Johnson and Bill Simmons about his first awards show gig. Honored to be this [...]

Jalen Rose and Avery Johnson Wore Ridiculous Jackets on 'NBA Countdown'

Jalen...Avery...can you guys turn those jackets down? I’m trying to study. Some might call them “loud,” but Jalen Rose and Avery Johnson’s jackets on ESPN’s NBA Countdown were screaming "bloody axe murder" on Wednesday night. The two...Show More Summary

Ex-Nets Coach Avery Johnson: 'It's Very Important to Beat the Knicks'

With the Brooklyn Nets (16-22) and New York Knicks (15-25) set to play their second matchup of the 2013-14 season on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, former Nets head coach Avery Johnson said "it's very important" for Brooklyn to come out...Show More Summary

Roy Hibbert Videobombs NBA Countdown, Mocks Stephen A. Smith's Hairline

Following the Indiana Pacers' 97-94 road loss to the Miami Heat Wednesday, Pacers center Roy Hibbert videobombed Sage Steele, Avery Johnson and Stephen A. Smith on NBA Countdown before joining the group to poke some fun at Smith's hairline. Even...Show More Summary

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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. ”I tried to talk to Avery about it and we just can’t figure it out. Once [...]

ESPN2 to Televise ESPN The Magazine: NBA Preview Show

Veteran NBA head coaches and returning ESPN analysts George Karl and Avery Johnson will make their season debuts on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. ET for the ESPN The Magazine: NBA Preview Show on ESPN2.

Deron Williams Is the One Player Deep Brooklyn Nets Can't Afford to Lose

How many NBA franchises would be willing to put their fates in Deron Williams' hands right now? That depends on which version of Williams you're talking about. If it's the coach killer who sealed Avery Johnson's fate last season or the...Show More Summary

Why the Boston Celtics Should Hire Avery Johnson

After weeks of rumbling, it was announced over the weekend that Doc Rivers will be leaving Boston for the Clippers. Before Doc had even left, there were rumblings about who would be his replacement. Most lists have Indiana Pacers coach Brian Shaw and departing Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins at, or near the top of the lists. Show More Summary

Celebrity Cribs: Guess Which Famous San Antonio Spurs Baller Is Selling One Of The Biggest Mansions In Texas For $9 Million??? [Photos]

It might not be the most modern looking home, but you can definitely tell why it costs $9 million Ex-NBA Coach/Player Avery Johnson Sells His $9 Million Via Realtor It’s kind of surprising that an athlete with the nickname Little

Avery Johnson's Texas Home Has All The Staircases You Need for $9 Million

Avery Johnson is selling his Texas house. Although, it's a tad misleading to call the structure sitting atop the 73,675 square-foot lot simply a "house." Yes, we might do well to call it a mansion, palace or just stand back and take it all in with mouths agape, because this abode is sizable. Show More Summary

NBA Coaching Carousel: Why the Los Angeles Clippers Should Hire Avery Johnson

It’s been recently revealed by ESPN that the Los Angeles Clippers are going to let Vinny Del Negro walk as coach. This comes after he won the Clip Show’s first division title and followed that up with a first-round playoff exit amidst much criticism. Show More Summary

Avery Johnson Jr. Mocks Brooklyn Nets After Playoff Elimination on Twitter

The Brooklyn Nets disappointed most of their fans with a 99-93 Game 7 loss to the Chicago Bulls, but they made at least one former fan happy. Yep. Avery Johnson Jr., as in the younger version of Avery Johnson, whom the Nets unceremoniously fired from head coaching duties back in December, just a couple of months into the regular season. Show More Summary

NBA Coaches Fighting for Their Jobs in Postseason

The NBA coaches fighting for their respective jobs this postseason all share an unknown future heading into 2013-14. For coaches like P.J. Carlesimo, the interim tag he earned in replacing Avery Johnson for the Brooklyn Nets is set to expire just as soon as the 2012-13 campaign concludes. Show More Summary

5 NBA Teams That Need a Coaching Change

It has not been a good year to be an NBA head coach. First, the Los Angles Lakers fired Mike Brown. Then, the Brooklyn Nets showed Avery Johnson the door. Scott Skiles was then let go by the Milwaukee Bucks, followed by Alvin Gentry of the Phoenix Suns. Show More Summary

Up next for the Lakers: Tuesday at Brooklyn

The Nets are rolling, going 14-5 since P.J. Carlesimo replaced fired coach Avery Johnson. But the Lakers have won the last nine meetings. When: 4:30 PST.

Is P.J. Carlesimo a Long-Term Fit for the Brooklyn Nets?

Go ahead, take a look at P.J. Carlesimo 's numbers since Avery Johnson’s departure; they’re stellar. He’s 13-5 since taking over on December 27. So there’s absolutely no reason for Nets fans to think this won’t continue for the remainder of the season spilling over into next year, right? Hold up. Show More Summary

Does the NBA Need a Rooney Rule?

So far this season, four NBA coaches have been fired or “mutually-agreed” to be fired–Mike Brown (Lakers), Avery Johnson (Nets), Scott Skiles (Bucks) and Alvin Gentry (Suns). Three of the four are African American. They’ve been replaced by Mike D’Antoni, PJ Carlisimo, Jim Boylan and Lindsey Hunter (above), respectively. Three of the four are white. [...]

5 Problems the New Brooklyn Nets Coaching Staff Is Fixing

Avery Johnson was not the answer in Brooklyn, and new head coach P.J. Carlesimo is already fixing problems that Johnson had the entirety of training camp to figure out. Through just the first 10 games in his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets (through January 15), Carlesimo has led his team to a 9-1 record. Show More Summary

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