Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Avery Johnson Fired By Dallas Mavericks

In an update to today's previous post – Avery Johnson has been fired as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. It was apparent during the series that Johnson had lost his team. Maybe it was the Jason Kidd factor or maybe it was just his message falling on deaf ears after a disappointing first round playoff exit last season followed by sneaking in this year and then bounced by the New Orleans Hornets.

The Mavericks have been in a downward spiral since losing to the Miami Heat in the 2006 NBA Finals. Even though I think the Jason Kidd deal was a panic move by team owner Mark Cuban in trying to keep up in the Western Conference arms race it was also apparent that it was time for a coaching change.