In this article, it's suggested that Avery Johnson may be scaring off Nets presidential candidates. I think any candidate who was scared off by a coach who is not afraid to give input on player acquisitions did us a favor! In my opinion, the coach having a voice in who is on the team would seem to be imperative to success & yet some people look at that as someone who is overstepping their boundaries? I've even heard the phrase "power hungry" used with Avery & I'm not sure why. (BTW, look down in Miami for the definition of a power hungry man)
Every coach has a specific philosophy. They know exactly what they want & they know the type of player that's gonna get this job done. Avery had a big voice in making the Outlaw deal happen. Is that a bad thing? I'm thinking Avery saw the potential in that guy & saw him doing wonderful things with the Nets. I love to see that! The coach & GM/President need to have a good understanding of the philosophy of the coach & THEN they can do their job. You can't just do what you want & tell the coach to win with those players. Remember when PHX(Steve Kerr) acquired Shaq & D'Antoni basically went WTF? That's what happens when the coach & front office are on different pages. Didn't take long for both the coach AND front office to be cleaned out in PHX because of that.
If Avery really is scaring people off then I'm happy with whoever decides to accept the job(I'm hearing King is already onboard) because at the very least I know that person is going to have an understanding of what Avery is trying to do & is willing to listen.
Let's Go Nets!