Avery Johnson Speaker Profile
Head Coach for the University of Alabama
Avery Johnson Biography
Avery Johnson was born March 25, 1965 and is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the University of Alabama. He has also coached the Dallas Mavericks, leading them to their first NBA Finals appearance and four consecutive 50+ win seasons. During his playing days, Johnson was known as the "Little General" for his small (by NBA standards) stature, his leadership skills as a point guard and floor general, and his close friendship with former San Antonio Spurs teammate David "The Admiral" Robinson.
On December 31, 2006, Johnson became the fastest head coach to win 100 games by defeating the Denver Nuggets. This record was later broken by Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls. In the 2006–07 season, Johnson's Mavericks had the best record in the NBA with 67 wins and entered the playoffs as first seed. However, his Mavericks eventually lost to the 8th seed Golden State Warriors, led by former Mavericks head coach Don Nelson, in one of the biggest upsets in recent NBA history.
With his win on November 18, 2007 against the Grizzlies, Johnson became the fastest coach to reach 150 wins. Following the 2007–2008 season, the Mavericks, under Johnson, were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second year in a row. A day later, on April 30, 2008, Johnson was dismissed as head coach of the Mavericks.
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Recent Avery Johnson Blogs
Posted on 21 October 2015 | 2:39 pm
Former San Antonio Spurs guard and current head coach of the University of Alabama’s basketball team Avery Johnson spoke at the 10th class of Tivy Athletic Hall of Fame that took place on September 3rd at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville, Texas. John talked to the crowd about his life and experiences as both a professional player and a coach, and also...[Read More]
Former Brooklyn Nets Coach Avery Johnson Spoke to Students at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky
Posted on 5 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
Former NBA star player, coach, and expert analyst, Avery Johnson, spoke to students in the gymnasium at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 as part of Just Say YES (Youth Equipped to Succeed), which is a nonprofit program bringing motivational and inspirational programs and speakers to schools across the nation. Known for his ability to...[Read More]
Posted on 1 May 2013 | 5:15 pm
Former NBA coach Avery Johnson travels the country as a motivational speaker for middle and high-school students, encouraging kids to have the right mindset. The NBA celebrity grew up in the projects of New Orleans, and Tuesday he talked to students in Lexington at Henry Clay High School and Tates Creek Middle School about what it takes to climb the mountain of success. The former...[Read More]
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