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ESPN says Avery Johnson verbally commits to Bama


Former NBA coach Avery Johnson has verbally agreed to become the head coach at Alabama, according to reports from ESPN. The 50-year old current ESPN analyst most recently coached the Brooklyn Nets from 2010-12.

The funny side to this is that his son, Avery Jr., is a SEC freshman point guard at Texas A&M. 

ICYMI last week Bama offered Gregg Marshall $4 million a year, but he decided to stay at Wichita State, making just $3 million a year.

What do you think? Is this a good SEC hire?


Article written by Courtney Hessler

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4 Comments for ESPN says Avery Johnson verbally commits to Bama

  1. Ridge Runner
    4:08 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, for one simple reason… You have sell seats and have a recognizable name as a coach. I think this is a good hire for Alabama & the SEC. Long term…who knows. But right now, yes.

  2. jonthes
    4:17 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Should be. With the NBA connections and vivid personality. The wealthy backers who had umm issues with Anthony Grant from the start won’t be happy.

  3. 25OR624
    7:10 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    Bruce Pearl has his work cut cut out for him. He’s got to bust hump. He is an awesome coach. I hope he kicks bama’s ash!

  4. mark
    7:50 pm April 5, 2015 Permalink

    I would think his son would transfer to Alabama? Possibly redshirt for a year…any news from A&M? It would be a nice story, similar to the Alfords at UCLA or the Drews!