In an interview mostly about his Christian faith, Avery Johnson speaks as well as about coaching and inspiring professional athletes...whether they like you or not.
"You want to be a man of integrity and you want the players to know that you care about them. Whether or not they still like you or not is a whole other deal," said Johnson. "Players will run through a wall for you if they think you care. I want them to feel that they are better prepared to win on and off the court because of their time with me. I just want to help people become winners. That’s what I’m about. I’m about winning.
Johnson didn't mention the Nets specifically, but said he is "really comfortable in a stressful, leadership position. I need this job. I need to do this. This fits my personality. This is the best thing for me, short of playing".
A conversation with New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson - Chad Bonham - Belief Net