Brooklyn hires Jason Kidd as coach

Brooklyn hires Jason Kidd as coach

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday they have hired recently retired 10-time all-star Jason Kidd to coach the team.

Brooklyn Nets interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo not invited back

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- Brooklyn Nets interim head Coach P.J. Carlesimo won't be invited back, General Manager Billy King announced Sunday.

NBA: Brooklyn 113, Sacramento 93

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Brook Lopez fired in 18 points and the Nets stayed hot under interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo with a 113-93 victory over Sacramento.

NBA: Brooklyn 115, Washington 113 (2OT)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson hit a jump shot with seven-tenths of a second remaining in the second overtime Friday, lifting Brooklyn to a 115-113 win over Washington.

NBA: San Antonio 104, Brooklyn 73

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Tony Parker went 9-of-13 from the field en route to 20 points Monday and the San Antonio Spurs used a huge third quarter to pound Brooklyn 104-73.

NBA: Brooklyn 103, Cleveland 100

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Brook Lopez scored 35 points Saturday and Brooklyn improved to 2-0 under interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo with a 103-100 decision over Cleveland.

NBA: Brooklyn 97, Charlotte 81

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Brook Lopez ignited Brooklyn to a quick start Friday and the Nets responded to their coaching change with a 97-81 victory over Charlotte.

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Nets fire Coach Avery Johnson

Nets fire Coach Avery Johnson

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Avery Johnson was fired Thursday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, team officials said.

NBA: Washington 108, New Jersey 89

NEWARK, N.J., March 21 (UPI) -- Nene scored 22 points with 10 rebounds in his Washington debut Wednesday, bringing the Wizards a rare win with a 108-89 triumph over New Jersey.
Nets' Brooks out with broken toe

Nets' Brooks out with broken toe

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Rookie New Jersey swingman MarShon Brooks, just back from an Achilles injury, is out indefinitely with a broken toe, Coach Avery Johnson said Monday.
Avery Johnson accepts Nets coaching job

Avery Johnson accepts Nets coaching job

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Former Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson said Wednesday he has accepted the job of leading the lowly New Jersey Nets.

NBA: Houston 112, Dallas 102

DALLAS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ron Artest scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth period Thursday, helping the Houston Rockets pull away for a 112-102 victory over Dallas.

Carlisle new Dallas Mavericks head coach

DALLAS, May 10 (UPI) -- Rick Carlisle was announced Saturday as the new head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.
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Avery Johnson
Dallas Mavericks' head coach Avery Johnson sends in a defensive play against Seattle SuperSonics' during the second half at the Key Arena in Seattle on January 11, 2008. The Mavericks beat the SuperSonics 90-70. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant).

As Player

As Coach

Avery Johnson (born March 25, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is a retired American professional basketball player and current head coach of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. He has also coached the Dallas Mavericks, leading them to their first NBA Finals appearance and four consecutive 50+ win seasons. During his playing days, Johnson was known as the "Little General" for his small (by NBA standards) stature, his leadership skills as a point guard and floor general, and his close friendship with former San Antonio Spurs teammate David "The Admiral" Robinson.

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