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Avery Johnson is enjoying his respite between NBA jobs, working as an ESPN analyst and preparing to watch his son, Avery Jr., enter his freshman season with the Texas A&M basketball team. So Johnson is not in search of one of the five available coaching openings, although he has had great success in the past and wouldn’t count out coaching again. Johnson was fired as coach of the Brooklyn Nets in December 2012, after being named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November. Boston Globe

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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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