San Antonio Spurs

The Mavs Fire Avery Johnson: Do You Agree with the Move?

tee polkAnalyst IApril 30, 2008

Wow... I just heard that Avery Johnson was fired by the Mavs after the Mavs lost yesterday to the New Orleans Hornets in the playoffs, but really is anyone suprised about this move? Coach Avery has been in the hot seat ever since the Mavs lost the title in 2006 to the Miami Heat, and who can forget last seasons collapse in the first round to the Golden State Warriors after having the best record in the NBA.

Coach Avery was getting frustrated with losing and players not playing up to their potential, and I dont need to mention any names (#41) so this team was not built to be a great team with the pieces that are in place due to the fact that they are a jump shooting team with no inside presence, and that doesn't win championships in this league.

The move to fire Avery Johnson was the right move because change is good for this team after they agreed to bring in Jason Kidd instead of keeping a young quick point guard in Devin Harris, and so you have to suffer the consequences of failure. Coach Avery will definetly get alot of job offers from other teams that will be a success in the system that he was trying to establish in Dallas, but come on folks it was time for him to go after 3 of the worst playoff runs in basketball history...

Do you think it was a good move? I think it was the best move for the Mavericks organization, and plus now he doesn't have to deal with Mark Cuban's annoying butt...


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