We are excited about taking Maurice Ager with our late first-round pickMavericks sign top pick Maurice Ager Jul 02, 2006
I am looking forward to working with a Hall of Fame coach in Don Nelson, who has been so good to me and supportive in helping me maximize my coaching abilitiesAvery Johnson retires as a player Oct 28, 2004
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.