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Mark Cuban On how many NBA teams have team psychologists: “None that I’m aware of. Some will have a psychologist that’s available on call, but none will have it fill-time. He’s got like a 7-year contract. I think one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made since I bought the Mavs was Avery (Johnson) didn’t want him there, and we let him go. I think that impacted 2006. He wanted that control. It was more of a control thing.” Dallas Morning News

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They do things bigger in Texas, plain and simple. Just look at the sprawling mansion-estate owned by former San Antonio Spurs star and NBA coach Avery Johnson. The 5-foot-11 Johnson went by the nickname “Little General” during his playing days, but there’s nothing little about his 14,396-square-foot manse in The Woodlands, TX. Designed by Jauregui Architect in 2003, the athlete’s home certainly doesn’t skimp on the finer things in life. Marble flooring, grand pillars, detailed molding and murals exude a Grecian-style vibe, and cavernous ceilings and tall windows give the interior a spacious air. Realtor

No expense was spared on amenities, either. Situated on 1.69 acres that overlook the 17th hole of the golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus for The Club at Carlton Woods, the oversized residence features a wood-paneled office and library that spans two floors, basketball-court-themed bedrooms, a theater room, and a game room with a wet bar. Outside, the property has a full basketball court and sports area, a motor court and a pool with water features. The Little General’s mansion first marched onto the market last summer with a price tag of $9 million. But after roughly six months with no sale, it appears Johnson has set his sights a bit lower. The property now lists for $7.5 million. Realtor

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AJ: "I remember with the Nets, Billy King and I, we were trying convince Pop to cut Danny Green so we could bring him at the time to New Jersey." SAS: "You were trying to hoodwink Pop? AJ: "YES!" (all laugh) SAS: "Oh my goodness! You were trying to hoodwink Pop." AJ: "And Pop said if he has one more bad game we're going to cut him and he made a bunch of threes in this one particular game and he kept him." If so, sounds like January 7, 2012, when Green hit 3 of 4 three pointers on the way to 24 points in 33 minutes. NetsDaily

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Did Carlesimo receive Coach Avery Johnson’s blessing to take over as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets in December 2012? When Billy King (Nets General Manager) called me, he said, "You know, we made a change this morning," which I didn’t even know about at the time. And he said, "We want you to take over the team on an interim basis," and I said, "Bill," I said, "I gotta talk to Avery." I said, "I’ll talk to Avery, and, I’ll get back to you." I went in, and I talked to Avery, and obviously he was still extremely disappointed, if not upset. And he said, "Hey, you know, that’s the way it is in this league. You gotta do what you gotta do." So the decision was really, you know, stay as assistant coach and let somebody else take the job, or try and make the best of the situation. And, (I) decided to go that route (and take the job). But it really, it still doesn’t sit, you know, as nicely as you would like it to be. Because the circumstances were never the way you wanna get a job. NetsDaily

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Did Carlesimo receive Coach Avery Johnson’s blessing to take over as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets in December 2012? PJ Carlesimo: When Billy King (Nets General Manager) called me, he said, "You know, we made a change this morning," which I didn’t even know about at the time. And he said, "We want you to take over the team on an interim basis," and I said, "Bill," I said, "I gotta talk to Avery." I said, "I’ll talk to Avery, and, I’ll get back to you." I went in, and I talked to Avery, and obviously he was still extremely disappointed, if not upset. And he said, "Hey, you know, that’s the way it is in this league. You gotta do what you gotta do." So the decision was really, you know, stay as assistant coach and let somebody else take the job, or try and make the best of the situation. And, (I) decided to go that route (and take the job). But it really, it still doesn’t sit, you know, as nicely as you would like it to be. Because the circumstances were never the way you wanna get a job. NetsDaily

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