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Encyclopedia > Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson
Position(s):
Point Guard
Jersey #(s):
6, 5
Born: March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25) (age 43)
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Career information
Year(s): 1988–2004
College: Southern
Professional teams

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As Coach The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ...

Career stats
Points     8,817
Rebound     1,751
Assists     5,846
Career highlights and awards

Avery Johnson (born March 25, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is a retired American professional basketball player and former head coach of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Johnson is 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 Robinson (whose nickname is "The Admiral"). The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... YOU CAN KISS MY BOOTYThe NBA Sportsmanship Award (also named the Joe Dumars Trophy after its first recipient) has been presented by the National Basketball Association each year since 1996, to the player who most exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity[1... Sergeant Major Avery J. Johnson or simply Sgt. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ...

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Playing career

As a high school senior in 1983, Johnson led New Orleans' St. Augustine High School to a 35-0 record and the Class 4A Louisiana State Championship. Johnson matriculated at New Mexico Junior College before moving on to Cameron University, and finally Southern University, with whom in his senior season in 1988 he led the NCAA with 13.3 assists per game, a senior and all-time record that still stands.[1] Upon graduation in 1988 Johnson was not selected in the NBA Draft. After a summer season with the USBL's Palm Beach Stingrays, however, Johnson was signed by the Seattle SuperSonics and managed to spend the next 16 years playing in the NBA, including stints with the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, and Dallas Mavericks. A true journeyman as a player, occasionally being traded, or even waived, mid-season, Johnson is most well-known for his time with the San Antonio Spurs (1991, 1992-1993, 1994-2001), particularly his integral role on the 1999 Spurs team that won the NBA championship against the New York Knicks in which he hit the championship-clinching shot in Game 5. The San Antonio Spurs retired Avery Johnson's number 6 on December 22, 2007 in a home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. St. ... New Mexico Junior College is an institution of higher learning located about 10 miles outside of Hobbs, New Mexico, in the southeastern corner of the state. ... Cameron University a four-year, state-funded university located in Lawton, Oklahoma, offers more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year and graduate programs. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Academic procession during the University of Canterbury graduation ceremony. ... The 1988 NBA Draft took place on 28 June 1988 in New York City, New York. ... The United States Basketball League is a professional mens summer basketball league. ... Palm Beach is the name of several places: Palm Beach, New South Wales is a suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... NBA redirects here. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... A journeyman, in team sports, is an athlete who plays for a large number of different teams within a short time, or over a career, and who is considered to be a relatively unsuccessful player. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Clippers redirects here. ...


Coaching career

After spending the 2003-2004 season playing with the Golden State Warriors, Johnson signed as a player-coach with the Dallas Mavericks under Don Nelson. Johnson had played under Nelson from 2001-2003, and it was understood from the beginning that Johnson was being groomed to eventually succeed Nelson as head coach. On October 28, 2004, Johnson retired from playing to concentrate full-time on coaching, and his transition from assistant to head coach came five months later on March 19, 2005. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... A player-coach, in sports, is a member of a sports team who simultaneously holds both playing and coaching duties. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Under Johnson, the Mavericks closed out the 2004-2005 season with a 16-2 run and a first-round playoff victory over the Houston Rockets, before bowing out to the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the playoffs. Johnson was named the April 2005 NBA Coach of the Month, only one month after becoming a head coach for the first time. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ...


The 2005-2006 season was even more successful for Johnson and was marked by a series of milestones. In November 2005 Johnson again won the NBA Coach of the Month award (his second and second consecutive, following his award from April the previous season), making him the first NBA coach to win the award in his first two months as a head coach. On January 28, 2006, when the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Utah Jazz, Johnson's record as coach reached 50-12, making Johnson the fastest coach to reach 50 wins. In February 2006, he was chosen to coach the 2006 NBA All-Star team for the Western Conference. On March 15, 2006, Johnson set the record for most wins over the course of a coach's first 82 games (the duration of a full season), with 66 wins over the span. Although Johnson ultimately led the Mavericks to the second-best record in the Western Conference, the team entered the playoffs as the fourth seed in the west, due to the structure of the 2006 NBA Playoffs seeding. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ...


In April 2006, Johnson was rewarded for this success with the 2006 NBA Coach of the Year Award. The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ...


In June 2006, after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies, the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, and the Phoenix Suns in the first three rounds of the playoffs, Johnson led the Dallas Mavericks to their first ever NBA Finals appearance. However, the Mavs were defeated in the series by the Miami Heat, losing 4 straight after winning the first two games. This is an article about the National Basketball Association team; for the defunct World Football League team, see Memphis Southmen. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... A best-of-seven playoff, also known by the name seven-game series is a method of determining a victor between two contenders. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ...


On December 31, 2006, Johnson became the fastest head coach to win 100 games by defeating the Denver Nuggets. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


In the 2006-07 season, Johnson's Mavericks had the best record in the NBA with 67 wins and entered the playoffs as first seed. But his Mavericks eventually lost to the 8th seed Golden State Warriors, led by former Mavericks head coach Don Nelson, in one of the biggest upsets in recent NBA history. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an NBA head coach. ...


With his win on November 18, 2007 against the Grizzlies, Johnson became the fastest coach to reach 150 wins. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Avery Johnson was also one of two people, the other being Byron Scott, that were to be chosen as a head coach in the NBA All-Star Game, but since the Mavericks lost on January 31st, 2008 to the Boston Celtics, the position was given to Byron Scott. Byron Scott may refer to: Byron Scott, an American television reporter. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


On April 30, 2008 Johnson was fired as Mavericks coach.[2] is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coaching Record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L PCT Finish Result
DAL 2004-05 18 16 2 .889 2nd in Southwest Lost in Second Round
DAL 2005-06 82 60 22 .732 2nd in Southwest Lost in NBA Finals
DAL 2006-07 82 67 15 .817 1st in Southwest Lost in First Round
DAL 2007-08 82 51 31 .622 4th in Southwest Lost in First Round
Career 264 194 70 .735

The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2007-08 NBA season is the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Official 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Records Book, page 20PDF (4.57 MiB); retrieved August 13, 2007
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3375306

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External links

  • Avery Johnson Player Info at NBA.com
  • Avery Johnson Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • NBA.com coach profile
Preceded by
Don Nelson
Dallas Mavericks Head Coach
2005–2008
Succeeded by
TBA
Persondata
NAME Johnson, Avery
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION basketball player and coach
DATE OF BIRTH March 25, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH New Orleans, Louisiana
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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