Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson
Johnson playing for the Spurs.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born Avery Johnson
March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25) (age 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality U.S. Flag American
Physical stats
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80)
Listed weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Augustine
New Orleans, Louisiana
College Southern (1986-1988)
NBA Draft 1988 / Undrafted
Pro career 1988-2004 (16 years)
Position Point guard
Jersey no. 15, 6, 5
Career history
  • as player
1988-1990 Seattle SuperSonics
1990-1991 Denver Nuggets
1991 San Antonio Spurs
1992 Houston Rockets
1992-1993 San Antonio Spurs
1993-1994 Golden State Warriors
1994-2001 San Antonio Spurs
2001-2002 Denver Nuggets
2002-2003 Dallas Mavericks
2003-2004 Golden State Warriors
  • as coach
2004-2005 Dallas Mavericks (asst.)
2005-2008 Dallas Mavericks
2010-2012 New Jersey Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x NBA champion
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Avery Johnson (born March 25, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team . Johnson is known as the "Little General" for his small (by NBA standards) stature, his leadership skills as a point guard and floor general, and his close friendship with former San Antonio Spurs teammate David "The Admiral" Robinson.

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