Avery Johnson

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    April 6, 2011

    The Mavericks Need to Start Talking and Mark Cuban Wants the Media to Stop Writing

    ​Whether his angle is salient or not, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't afraid to talk. And it seems veteran guard Jason Terry is popping off every other week about the Mavs catching the Spurs or having the best bench in the NBA or something else equally daft. But, as has been the case ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Sheepish Mavericks 96, Shitty Timberwolves 94

    Because the Mavs beat one of the worst teams in the NBA, they may get to avoid playing the best. Embarrassing that the Dallas Mavericks had to pull a leftover Easter rabbit out of their hat last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Center. But in this economy ... sorr ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    For the Mavs: A Better Time. For Josh Howard: Much, Much Worse.

    I remember seeing this live, then rewinding the TiVo over and over and over again until I was in tears. It's old, but it never gets old. Ya know? Staged racks on America's Funniest Videos: Insulting. Raw, real racks: Priceless. The Mavs are yucking it up on the bench, just seconds from survivin ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Video of the Week: 3 Points For Your Next President!

    Barack Obama's already a better shooter than Avery Johnson. Here’s hoping he’s a better leader. Although, I admit, we'd have more fun with Palin As President? – Richie Whitt

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    October 30, 2008

    Your ’08-09 Dallas Mavericks: Still Good. Still Not Good Enough.

    Make-or-break year for him. And his team. Don’t believe it. The Mavericks, overnight, did not grow old and tired and shitty. Everywhere you surf entering tonight’s opener against the Houston Rockets – especially here – you hear how Dallas will be lucky to win 45ish games and lucky to ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    The Mavericks' Faith In Jason Kidd

    For better or worse, the Mavs trust in the power of Bas-Kidd-Ball

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    October 1, 2008

    Mark Cuban’s Plan to Make You Some Money

    For dang sure, it doesn’t involve listening to this moron’s sports picks. In between explaining how “close to seven” players expressed their intentions not to play for Dallas if coach Avery Johnson returned this season, promising to be even more hands-on this season and revealing that he ... More >>

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    May 30, 2008

    Former Maverick Close to Coaching Phoenix Suns. No, Not That One.

    'Scuse me, Avery. I believe that's my chair. With TNT analyst Doug Collins apparently the Chicago Bulls’ choice and former Mavericks player Elston Turner jumping to the front of the line in the Phoenix Suns’ search, it’s looking more and more like Avery Johnson will have to slum it next y ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Snack de Carnac

    May the fleas of a thousand camels nest in your underoos. When I was kid I loved Johnny Carson’s “Carnac the Magnificent”. Not so much the billowy, festooned headwear, but more the connect-the-dots humor. And as an adult (sorta), I dig this game. Fuse the two at the 21st-Century cyber ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Guy Who Started Now Twiddling Thumbs

    Hey, the Mavs do need a backup point guard. Now that Greg Holland’s Web site actually worked and Avery Johnson is, well, fired, what’s he do for an encore? He could seize momentum from the success of and launch keepjoshhoward How about ... More >>

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    May 6, 2008

    At Least I Got Two Predictions Right

    Who knew this trade would be disastrous? Um, yours truly. I thought the Internet was a fad. I was convinced Tom Landry would never ever never get fired (or die). And I just knew Anna Kournikova was built to win at least one Grand Slam. But last winter, even this blind squirrel found two nuts ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    Now, Where Did We Put Our Post-Season Bong?

    Brandon Bass. There. Now that I’ve addressed the positives from the Mavericks’ short-circuited post-season, let’s move on to trying to sort out the shit. Get comfy. It starts, of course, with the head coach. Avery Johnson must be fired. Now. Because of his micro-managing, defiant devotion to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    The Dallas Mavericks' Official Release Concerning Avery Johnson's Official Release

    Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago. Which seems like a million years ago. Either Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes the suggestions of Unfair Park (and everyone else with eyes) pretty damn seriously, or else Avery Johnson’s dismissal had become that obvious. Probably the ... More >>

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    April 30, 2008

    To Hell with the Mavericks. How 'Bout them Chaparrals?

    If you're looking for the proper way to lament-ebrate today's firing of Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson -- who, yes, loses his gig whilst Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington keeps his, as so many of you have pointed out -- look no further than this eBay auction featuring an item from Dall ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    The Times Wonders, Wither the Mavs? And: T.O. Sued By the Eagles.

    Really, the title of Avery Johnson's new book gets a little funnier every day. Two sports shorts with which to commence the day, before the Dallas Mavericks end it 'round 8:30ish with yet another first-round shalom, y'all. Howard Beck in The New York Times documents yesterday's Mavs practice that wa ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Of Flagrant Fouls and Shining Stars

    After last night’s dichotomous performances by the Mavs and Stars, it appears we’ll be having our spring over ice, thanks. Because while Dallas’ hockey team was dismantling the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-0 series lead, its basketball team put forth one of the most disturbingly ineffective eff ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    It's Time for Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson to Deliver

    If the team continues to erode, the coach must go

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    March 27, 2008
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    March 21, 2008

    Winning Off the Court, Sure. But On?

    Got our copy of Aspire Higher: Winning On and Off the Court with Determination, Discipline & Decisions -- otherwise known as Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson's inspirational self-help tome, which comes complete with an eight-page forward from ... Jerry Jones? O...K. Don't wanna spoil the ending, ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Five Things We Don’t Want to See at Tonight’s Mavericks-Celtics Game

    Hard to believe that just two years ago, Avery Johnson was Coach of the Year. 1. Jason Kidd riding the pine for three-quarters of the second half while Tyronn Lue runs the show. Remember the big trade? Ya know, the one I never liked? Wasn’t it because Kidd’s experience, leadership and ability to ... More >>

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    March 12, 2008
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    February 29, 2008

    Damn, Jason Kidd Makes One Expensive Cheerleader

    Apparently, Avery Johnson saw the cover of this week's SI and decided to do the opposite. Mavs-Spurs was a classic last night. Avery Johnson coached it like a playoff game, using only an eight-man rotation. Dirk was good and Duncan was great and Bruce Bowen was sharpening his elbows for the post-sea ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    Avery Gets a New Web Site

    Avery Johnson's decision to bench Jason Kidd in the final seconds of last night's loss to the San Antonio Spurs has led to the inevitable: a new Web site called ... you guessed it .... Right now, it's just a photo and a couple of sentences; but its creator promises, "More coming soon. ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008

    Avery: Mark Cuban's a Good Provider

    Avery Johnson, picking up his Coach of the Year award two years ago Evan Smith, the camera-shy editor of Texas Monthly, interviewed Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson for the mag's forthcoming April issue. Evan kindly provides a sneak peak over at the Monthly's Delay of Game sports blog, with ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008

    Mavericks Don't Need Jason Kidd

    No joke, the Mavericks should pass on a major trade and allow this nucleus one more shot

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    December 12, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Whoa, Nellie

    It's all you, Erick Dampier. Even if you do have a man purse. It’s all about Nelson. Not this one. This one. Like some of us have said before, Don Nelson is an entertaining clown whose unorthodox coaching gimmickry sometimes makes better teams look bad. But in the end, he can’t beat our Johnson. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

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    April 19, 2007

    Definitely Dallas

    The Mavs will win the championship. Right?

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    April 12, 2007

    Get Some

    The Mavs go for the kill

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    November 16, 2006

    Premature Evacuation

    Caution: Knee jerks hopping off Mavs' bandwagon

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    October 12, 2006

    Motivating Your Mavs

    Avery Johnson just got a nice contract extension. If only the Mavs can extend their season again. If only the refs call it right this time, eh, Mark? I know, there's lingering pain and raw emotions and, gawdalmighty, you're just not ready for basketball yet 'cuz the hurt of the Mavs' loss in the Fin ... More >>

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    September 26, 2006
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    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

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    June 20, 2006

    Free Tickets! Don't Thank Us.

    The Mavericks would be wise to recall the wisdom of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day: Don't drive angry. Here's something to make your daily slog through this daily bog of Mavs news-n-notes from around the country a little more palatable, not to mention profitable: Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' owne ... More >>

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    June 19, 2006

    From Elite to Embarrassing

    Only a few guys on the planet had a worse Father's Day than Phil Mickelson, and they were all Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs left for Miami a week ago with a 2-0 NBA Finals lead and parade plans tucked in their duffle bags. They'll return home today 48 minutes from one of sports' all-time choke jobs and ... More >>

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    June 19, 2006

    Shaping Up to be a Foul Finals

    "Gary Payton, you're so great. How come you're so great?" And other questions posed by NBA writers. Forget Game 4, the blowout you still can't erase from the memory banks, and we're just a few ticks of the clock away from the title that shoulda-woulda-coulda been the Dallas Mavericks'. Now we're one ... More >>

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    June 7, 2006

    Sports News You Can Use or Peruse or, Even, Abuse

    In our ramp-up to the Mavs-Heat NBA Finals, which tips off tomorrow night, we continue our wrap-up of the national media coverage of the series. Let's begin all the way up in Washington state, where Seattle Times writer Percy Allen brands this a most watchable series--and not only that, but the "daw ... More >>

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    May 23, 2006


    Oh, God, does this make me giggle. Avery Johnson stars in Raiders of the Lost Trophy, with guest star Charles Barkley. I. Cannot. Stop. Watching. --Robert Wilonsky

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    May 22, 2006

    Seventh Heaven

    As a player, Avery Johnson spurred the Mavs to win their Game 7 semifinal against the Kings in 2003. Can he do it as the team's head coach tonight? On May 17, 2003, the Dallas Mavericks were about to host the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals. In their American Ai ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006
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    April 25, 2006

    The Giant General

    It was Don Nelson who set the table and prepared the food for your Dallas Mavericks. But it's been Avery Johnson who's taught them how to eat. Johnson, known as the Little General for his short stature and stern disposition, will receive the NBA's Coach of the Year award before Wednesday night's Gam ... More >>

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    September 15, 2005

    Assist, Avery

    Diminutive Mavs coach gives New Orleans evacuees a huge lift

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    March 24, 2005

    Told You So

    Nellie retires--you read it here first, sort of

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    February 24, 2005

    Stormy Weather

    Get the know-how to spot and dodge

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    January 27, 2005

    The Understudy

    Avery Johnson will make a fine coach someday, but why today?

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    March 18, 2004

    Re: Your New Job!

    Plus: Winning is Fun; Ethan Makes a Funny

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    November 21, 2002

    Point Forward

    The Mavs need bench help, so who they gonna call? A short old man, of course.

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