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Taylor: "So Happy To Be Here"

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Tyshawn Taylor's split his time this summer between his high school gym in Jersey City and the PNY Center a few miles inland in East Rutherford, first working with Doug Overton and now with the Nets veterans. Soon, he'll be working with Avery Johnson. To him, it's all good.

"I'm just so happy to be there," he said. "I'm going to do everything with a smile on my face, because there are so many people that are in my position that's not really in my position." He's got a lot of advantages: playing near home, playing with a roster filled with top players and veterans, working with a coach who played his position.

"I'm just looking forward to him coaching me," said Taylor of Johnson. "He was a tough guard who defended and made the right plays. I think that's who I gotta be."