Former NBA Coach Avery Johnson Out At Alabama

Avery Johnson, who spent seven years as an NBA head coach with the Mavericks and Nets, is no longer the coach at Alabama, tweets Jeff Goodman of Stadium. He had been negotiating a separation agreement with the university since Thursday, and a deal was announced today.

Johnson was mentioned as a possible replacement for Tyronn Lue in Cleveland when he was let go in October. Johnson mentored Cavs rookie point guard Collin Sexton during his lone year with the Crimson Tide and may have interest in renewing their relationship in the NBA.

The Cavaliers will search for a long-term head coach once the season ends, and it’s not clear if current coach Larry Drew will be considered for the job.

Johnson spent four years at Alabama, compiling a 75-62 record with one NCAA Tournament appearance. He is 254-186 as an NBA head coach and took the Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006.

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6 thoughts on “Former NBA Coach Avery Johnson Out At Alabama

    • afsooner02

      I get the alma mater aspect of it but that’s a step down going from Iowa st hoops to Bama hoops. You can compete for titles at Iowa st. Bama has and always will be a football first school.

      • Phattey

        With the money they make from football it won’t be a stretch to see them become a basketball school soon

  1. Don’t understand this at all. Larry Drew has this team playing very well and has had them playing well since the bigs got well enough to play.Usually when a team goes from Title contender to Lottery hopeful there are some bad vibes. These guys really enjoy playing for him including a much improved Collin Sexton.

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