Avery Johnson

Basketball Player and Coach
Born Mar 25, 1965

Avery Johnson is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team Brooklyn Nets. He has also coached the Dallas Mavericks, leading them to their first NBA Finals appearance and four consecutive 50+ win seasons.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on March 25, 1965.


1983 18 Years Old 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.


1988 23 Years Old 1 More Event
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.


1999 34 Years Old A true journeyman as a player, occasionally being traded, or even waived, mid-season, Johnson is best 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-winning shot in Game 5. … Read More
2001 36 Years Old …  Johnson had played under Nelson from 2001–2003, and it was understood from the beginning that he was being groomed to eventually succeed Nelson as head coach.
2004 39 Years Old 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.


His transition from assistant to head coach came five months later on March 19, 2005 after Nelson resigned.
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.
2007 42 Years Old 1 More Event
With his win on November 18, 2007 against the Grizzlies, Johnson became the fastest coach to reach 150 wins.
2008 43 Years Old A day later, on April 30, 2008, Johnson was dismissed as head coach of the Mavericks. … Read More
2009 44 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also inducted into the "San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame" on February 20, 2009.
2010 45 Years Old On June 9, 2010, reports surfaced Johnson had negotiated a deal to become the head coach of the New Jersey Nets.
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