After the trauma of Avery Johnson's departure, "The Association" is moving on, just like the Nets. The episode airs for the first time at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
As Episode 7 begins, in early December, PJ Carlesimo has taken over on an interim basis and the team has regained its winning form. Fans will get a better understanding of why the players are responding better to their new head coach than their old.
In one excerpt, the Nets play a home-and-home series against Atlanta, the first game Joe Johnson's return to Atlanta where he was a six-time All-Star. Viewers will see his ATL homecoming and spend some time with the offensive star who’s come up big in crunch-time for the Nets several times this season.
The episode also catches up with Johnson’s understudy, 2nd year player MarShon Brooks. After surviving his rookie duties, he’s trying to find a role on this team, but he knows he’s solid in the role of big brother as he visits his 13-year old sister’s basketball practice during an offday.
The episode concludes with the final regular-season chapter in the Crosstown Series against the Knicks – it’s an all-access look at Brooklyn’s win in Madison Square Garden, featuring more late-game heroics by Joe Johnson.
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