What’s Next for Former Brooklyn Nets Coach Avery Johnson?

December 29th, 2012 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »
So what's next for Avery Johnson?

I'm thinking voice-over work for a hit cartoon sitcom. I'd watch an animated squirrel speaking in Avery Johnson's tongue.

But after Hollywood, Johnson has the same few options as every other coach who gets canned.


Option One: Take a studio job, wait for a head coaching job to open

Johnson was great in the studio. Whether you agree or disagree with his analysis, his passion for the game made him entertaining and enjoyable.

He's kind of like the Herman Edwards of basketball—energetic, enthusiastic, funny without trying to be. A studio job can allow Johnson to shake off the breakup, clear his head, keep his face visible and pick up a paycheck.

You don't see head coaches who get fired find new jobs right away. Unlike how it is for players, there's only one spot on the roster for a head coach, and all of them stay filled.


Option Two: Take an assistant coaching job, wait for a head coaching job to open

Why not go the Lawrence Frank route? When Frank got relieved of his head coaching duties of the New Jersey Nets, he found a jo ...

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