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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Avery Johnson feeling the pressure? The Warriors defense is vastly improved, but makes guards do a lot of work -- which makes things that much harder for Stephen Curry who is leading all point guards in minutes played. John Hollinger on working w...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "The issues with Terrence Williams have been well documented. Bad attitude. Huge ego. Poor shot selection. Avery Johnson had enough, banished Williams to the D-League where he tore it up for three games and t...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  3. Brent Barry's report from Daryl Morey's conference

    Henry Abbott

    Brent Barry has been thinking about statistics. "Statistics," he says, "are like bikinis. They're really nice to look at but they don't tell you the whole story." Barry attended the recent MIT Sloan Sports Conference with an NBA camera crew, an...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  4. Arenas to Knicks? Walsh says wait and see

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan NEW YORK -- At nearly the exact same moment that Avery Johnson went on ESPN's "NBA Shootaround" show Friday night and demonstrably raised the possibility of the New York Knicks making a push for Gilbert Arenas, that very same top...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  5. Byron Scott exits stage left

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Byron Scott helps Avery Johnson and Sam Mitchell prove that winning coach of the year does not ensure longevity in the NBA. How does this keep happening? I'm guessing it's the confluence of two trends: Coaches don't last long in ge...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press: "The big question is this: Does Avery Johnson realize where he went wrong? Has he learned from his mistakes? If Johnson tells Joe Dumars he got a raw deal in Dallas, simple as that, then he is the wro...

    Blog | July 06, 2009
  7. Mark Cuban's Maverick State of the Union

    Henry Abbott

    When I saw that Mark Cuban had written a long blog post about the Mavericks, before I read it, I paused, and asked myself: What am I hoping for here? What could he say that would fill me with confidence about a brighter future in Dallas? For whatever...

    Blog | May 06, 2008
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    League-Wide Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To some of us, Devin Harris' inability to develop into a capable, dependable NBA point guard stands as one of Avery Johnson's notable failures. ... In the end, Avery, as teacher, was a sur...

    Blog | May 02, 2008
  9. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dave from BlazersEdge on Mike D'Antoni and Avery Johnson: "If I were a Mavs or Suns fan I'm pretty sure I'd be screaming loudly about these developments. I know it's easy to get myopic, especially when you're wishing for rings and get an early vacati...

    Blog | May 01, 2008
  10. Avery Johnson Sounds Like a Devin Harris Guy

    Henry Abbott

    You can listen to Avery Johnson's first interview, post-firing, with Galloway and Company. He says that his son had an accident at school, and had to be taken off on a stretcher. That's the most pressing thing, no doubt, although Johnson says he'll b...

    Blog | April 30, 2008
  11. Report: Avery Johnson Out as Dallas Coach

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has the news....

    Blog | April 30, 2008
  12. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune: "[Houston Coach Rick] Adelman finished third in the NBA's Coach of the Year voting, and that was fine with him. He observed that recent winners Avery Johnson of Dallas and Mike D'Antoni of Phoenix are in dang...

    Blog | April 30, 2008
  13. The Forecast Calls for Hard Fouls

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks had plan A to stop Chris Paul, and it failed, so they went to plan B. That failed, too. So now they soul search a little. Without having the slightest clue what Avery Johnson and the Mavericks have been thinking, I would assume that one...

    Blog | April 23, 2008
  14. Dallas: Not Using Its Best Backcourt

    Henry Abbott

    Tim McMahon of the Dallas Morning News Mavericks blog writes: The Mavs are trying not to use their small backcourt (Devin Harris and Jason Terry) too much this season. So I was a bit surprised to see that Harris and Jet are most effective when they'...

    Blog | January 22, 2008
  15. Who's the Big Shot in Dallas?

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Fisher of did some work. He took all kinds of questions from readers to people like Mark Cuban, Avery Johnson, Del Harris, and others. Then he wrote a mini-article in response to each of 15 questions. Questions ranged from i...

    Blog | December 18, 2007
  16. Avery Johnson: New Orleans Needs Better Help

    Henry Abbott

    Dallas coach and New Orleans native Avery Johnson, as reported by Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News: "It's only going to fully recover when the government gets off its butt, when the state and local authorities that are in power positions s...

    Blog | November 14, 2007