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  1. Nets break record with four Williamses

    Jared Zwerling

    You have to wonder what happens when Avery Johnson yells, "Hey, Williams, get over here!" A group huddle? Johnson's game plan is unique from other head coaches. He has to remember how to differentiate the Williamses on his bench -- all four of the...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  2. 1050 podcast: Avery Johnson

    Jared Zwerling

    Avery Johnson joins "The Michael Kay Show" to preview the Nets upcoming season and to talk about how the team plans to improve. ...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  3. Nets' paint play picks up, but shooting's off

    Jared Zwerling

    In the Nets locker room after the team's 99-92 loss to the Lakers yesterday afternoon, the only thing written on the whiteboard was 107/99. Addressing the media, Avery Johnson joked that he hoped his football predictions would be better than his bask...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  4. Farmar could start against former team

    Jared Zwerling

    Nets vs. Lakers: 1 p.m. Sunday Nets coach Avery Johnson realizes the Lakers aren't playing great lately -- they're 5-5 in their last 10 games -- but he knows the two-time defending NBA champions present a lot of problems for New Jersey on Sunday a...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  5. No return date yet for Williams

    Jared Zwerling

    Terrence Williams has been tearing it up in the D-League, dropping two triple-doubles in his first two games, but Nets coach Avery Johnson and GM Billy King are undecided about his return to the big leagues (New York Daily News). "Avery and I talked ...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  6. Williams to make D-League debut tonight

    Jared Zwerling

    Terrence Williams, along with 76ers rookie Craig Brackins, will be in the lineup tonight for the NBA Development League affiliate, the Springfield Armor (The Republican). Avery Johnson recently demoted Williams to the team following repeated team vio...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  7. Nets players "craving" Avery's leadership

    Jared Zwerling

    After the Nets' 110-96 win last night against the Clippers, Avery Johnson said, "Our defense has been pretty consistent. We held one of the best offensive teams in the league, [the Magic], to 41% [shooting] and 91 points with a tough center in Dwight...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  8. Lopez: "I just need to play stronger"

    Jared Zwerling

    Before practice started this morning, Avery Johnson had the players watch film of Saturday's spanking to the Heat, 101-89, and he kept directing his eyes to a certain someone. "Avery was talking about tissue paper the whole film session," Brook Lopez...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  9. Deeper Dive: Additional thoughts on season opener

    Jared Zwerling

    Before last night's season opener against the Pistons, which the Nets won, 101-98, Avery Johnson said he wanted to see his guys plays hard, get scrappy, not back down on defense, move the ball well on offense and just have some fun. And for the most ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. Favors in for 'roller-coaster' rookie year

    Jared Zwerling

    NEWARK, N.J. - Avery Johnson will not officially announce his starting lineup until later tonight. But the coach did reveal that, as expected, 19-year-old rookie Derrick Favors will not start at power forward in the season-opener tonight against Detr...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  11. Harris: "We're ready to roll"

    Jared Zwerling

    When ESPN's NBA cast gave their Nets' season predictions, some alluded to how Devin Harris' relationship with Avery Johnson was key to the Nets' success, especially after rumors swirled around Harris being included in a deal for Carmelo Anthony. Well...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  12. ESPN consensus: Nets will be No. 11 in the East

    Jared Zwerling

    ESPN's NBA cast just unveiled their playoff predictions and the Nets' Eastern Conference seed average is a 11.2 and their Atlantic Division seed average is a 3.5. While most of them agree that Avery Johnson was the right hire to turn things around, e...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  13. Harris likes what he sees in second unit

    Jared Zwerling

    While Devin Harris sat most of the second half in last night's game against the Knicks, because Avery Johnson wanted to rest him, he paid close attention to how the second unit worked together, and he liked what he saw. After the game, even though th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  14. Avery still searching for an offensive identity

    Jared Zwerling

    Tomorrow when the Nets face the Rockets, Avery Johnson will have a new face at power forward in the starting lineup: Joe Smith. With Troy Murphy out, Kris Humphries not quite the answer and Derrick Favors under-performing, Johnson is now looking at P...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  15. Williams is impressing Avery on defense

    Jared Zwerling

    As of now, Anthony Morrow has won the starting two job over Terrence Williams, mainly for his shooting. But Avery Johnson is not simply overlooking Williams. He realizes how gifted he is, especially as a passer. Johnson also says Williams is picking ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  16. Avery: "It's a brand new day for Nets basketball"

    Jared Zwerling

    Avery Johnson may be a little guy, but he has a big smile and, most importantly, big goals for the Nets. While Johnson is not forgetting the team's dreadful past, he knows that come Saturday, they'll be entering a new era ( "I'...

    Blog | September 23, 2010