After only four years of coaching, Dallas Mavericks coach, Avery Johnson was fired Wednesday (Apr. 30th). Johnson is of course not “cool” about losing his job, but does understand that this is a part of his career. This is what the former Mavs coach had to say:
“When that happens, then sometimes you need a new voice,” Johnson said, “During the course of some games, I wasn’t getting that response. This particular team, especially in the last quarter of the season, last half of the season, just wasn’t responding the way I needed it to.
“I’m not necessarily cool about this, but what am I supposed to do? My life has to continue. This is a part of coaching. Coaches, we’re going to resign or get fired.”
Johnson bowed out gracefully and had a good few years coaching the Mavericks, and I wish him good luck with the rest of his career.
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