Mavs Fire Johnson As Coach

Full story: Hartford Courant

In three seasons, Johnson was 194-70 in the regular season. But he was 23-24 in the playoffs, and Mavs owner Mark Cuban couldn't tolerate two straight years of first-round exits.
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LBB

Richmond Hill, GA

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May 3, 2008
 
That is so hasty. Just a few years ago, they took the championship and he was coach of the year. At least they continued to make it to the playoffs. How do the know the next coach can do better. It's impossible for every team to make it to the finals. It's not over. They need to give Avery the chance to bring them back to the playoffs next year and make it to the finals again. Look at history and see the number of teams that had a gap between championships under the same coach. Why are they being so hasty, especially with such a great coach?!
vinjay

Pasay, Philippines

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May 3, 2008
 
mark cuban is S#!t!!!! avery johnson is a excellent coach for me maybe the reason that's why they didn't make it(again) becaus of the trade... the don't recover fast... because harris is a running point guard same as jason kidd but kidd it too slow for the mavericks offense... that's they struggle this season... he(kidd) is not fast enough for the team. thats why there is no reason to fire avery.... he is a good damn coach for me... just look what he did for mavs... nowitzki is truly fluent shooter now... there is no question for what he did to mavs team... he is a mirror of his former coach(coach pop)
jamal

United States

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May 4, 2008
 
Looks like Mar Cuban is a Big Problem, Donald Trump in his book calls him the Big Loser, as long as Mark is the owner, this team will never get anywhere, he doesn't the personalia of a winner.
I was disappointed by Harris trade off, Kidd was the executor and he Did it Great, he can now Retire peacefully.
Why dont this Teams which we so much love & support,
be public traded companies just like in Britain, instead of a Big Loser like mark cuban carrying the DALLAS flag all by himself. It sucks!!!!!!!!!
Billie

Tallahassee, FL

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May 13, 2008
 
I think Avery Johnson was a good coach, however in the last couple of years the mavericks have had some major problems and needed to go a different directions. I wish Avery Johson the best in his future endeavors.

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