Report: Carlisle to sign four-year deal

DALLAS, May 9 (UPI) -- Rick Carlisle reportedly came to terms Friday on a four-year contract to coach the Dallas Mavericks.
Mavericks fire head coach Avery Johnson

Mavericks fire head coach Avery Johnson

DALLAS, April 30 (UPI) -- Avery Johnson was fired Wednesday as coach of the Dallas Mavericks, one day after the team was eliminated from the NBA playoffs.

Mavericks' Avery fined $25,000 for abuse

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson was fined $25,000 by the NBA Monday for his actions during a loss to the Indiana Pacers Friday.

Nowitzki expected to be named NBA MVP

DALLAS, May 14 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks have called a news conference for noon Tuesday, when it's expected forward Dirk Nowitzki will be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

Raptors' Mitchell is NBA Coach of the Year

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Toronto Coach Sam Mitchell, who led the Raptors to a league-best 20-game improvement this past season, was voted the NBA Coach of the Year. Mitchell was listed first on 49 of the 128 votes cast by sportswriters and broadcasters across the United States an

NBA: Dallas 89, Denver 85

DENVER, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Josh Howard had 28 points and a game-high 17 rebounds Sunday night, as the Dallas Mavericks beat Denver, 89-85.

Mavericks sign top pick Maurice Ager

DALLAS, July 2 (UPI) -- Shooting guard Maurice Ager, a first-round draft pick last week, has signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

NBA suspends Mbenga for six games

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Dallas center D.J. Mbenga has been suspended by the NBA for six games after going into the stands in Tuesday's playoff game against Phoenix. Mbenga, who was inactive for Game Four and was on the Mavericks' bench in street clothes, went into the stands to

NBA All-Star weekend tips off

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The 2006 NBA All-Star weekend in Houston tips off with the McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and culminates Sunday with the NBA All-Star game.

Report: Dallas' Shawn Bradley to retire

BRISTOL, Conn., June 23 (UPI) -- Dallas Mavericks center Shawn Bradley is set to retire after 12 NBA seasons.

Mobley and Johnson fined by NBA

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association Monday fined Sacramento Kings guard Cuttino Mobley and Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson.

NBA: Dallas 109, Golden State 97

OAKLAND, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 Wednesday night and Dallas Coach Avery Johnson stayed unbeaten as the Mavericks whipped Golden State, 109-97.

NBA: Dallas 104, Charlotte 93

DALLAS, March 20 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki 33 points Saturday night as the Dallas Mavericks knoked off the Charlette Bobcats, 104-93.

Dallas basketball coach resigns

DALLAS, March 19 (UPI) -- Dallas Mavericks Coach Don Nelson Saturday announced his resignation.

NBA: Dallas 99, LA Clippers 77

DALLAS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points Thursday night and Dallas used a dominant second half to run away from the Los Angeles Clippers, 99-77.
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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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