Posts Tagged ‘Avery Johnson’

An Ode To The Avery Johnson Era in Brooklyn

If there was one person to provide early premonition of Avery Johnson’s fate, it’s the sage Metta World Peace. Johnson was 60-116 (winning only 34 percent of his games) in his Nets’ tenure.

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Here is video of the head rub from the Nov. 20 Lakers-Nets contest in L.A. Brooklyn was 6-2 going into this game. They have gone 8-12 since.

 

NBA Rooks: Diaries … Tyshawn Taylor



By Tyshawn Taylor, New Jersey Nets

Taken By Storm

Nov. 5, 2012 — I guess I have a pretty interesting story this week. Sandy hit really close to home. It’s been a different experience for me because I grew up in the Hoboken, NJ housing projects. And since I play for the Brooklyn Nets, I am still able to live in Hoboken. My entire family and closest friends were affected by the storm.

I underestimated the storm a little bit. My power went out at about 2:30 a.m. It didn’t rain that much, but the wind pushed the water from the Hudson River on to Hoboken. My building was surrounded by five to six feet of nasty water on all four sides. My family lives about four blocks from me in the housing projects where I was raised. They don’t have power, and they had flooding, too.

Hoboken is in bad shape. There is still no power, and it’s pitch black. The streets are full of branches, dirt, trees, garbage cans. A lot of the buildings are flooded. All of the stores are closed, and the restaurants aren’t serving. There’s no school. They are starting to get help, but it took a while for the help to get to the projects. The Red Cross is out there giving away blankets and food now, which is very much needed.

Our team was supposed to practice on Tuesday, but practice was canceled. On Wednesday morning, I woke up wondering if we were going to have our home opener against the Knicks on Thursday. I got a text saying that we would still be playing as scheduled. Then, about an hour later, I received another text saying that it was canceled. It was bittersweet. We were so excited for our first game, but I obviously understood the circumstances. It was the right decision to cancel it. (more…)

Nets take in the sights in China

by Micah Hart

The Nets and Rockets played two preseason games in China this past week as part of the NBA China Games 2010. And while both teams are in the middle of training for the upcoming season, you still have to get in some sightseeing while you can. The Nets did just that, checking out the Great Wall during the off time between games.

The best part? Brook Lopez acting like a deer in headlights when Nets’ coach Avery Johnson turns the camera on him. It’s the preseason, Brook, so we’ll forgive it for now. But better have those sports platitudes ready for when the season starts.

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Never gets old…Dikembe Mutombo impressions

This is a couple of years old, but it never fails to get a laugh from me. A lot of competition for the best Deke impression, but I’m tempted to give it to Aaron Brooks.

I don’t know if I can think of another player over the past two decades that people delight in imitating more than Mutombo. Avery Johnson? This guy? Am I forgetting someone?

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