#Nets Avery Johnson Named Eastern Conference Coach Of The Month

Updated: December 3, 2012

Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month along with Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins for the Western Conference.

This is quite an honor for Johnson after having to go through a quite hectic month, to say the least, with Hurricane Sandy postponing Opening night and still managing his team to the best start in franchise history at 11-4.

There is a ton of pressure on Johnson to win now with the move to Brooklyn and the upgraded roster and I think he and all Nets fans are encouraged with the first month of the season and hope things continue in the same fashion.

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USA today

The Brooklyn Nets’ Avery Johnson and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Lionel Hollins today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November.

Johnson led the Nets to an 11-4 (.733) mark in October and November, with the 11 wins tying for the most in the conference (Miami Heat, 11-3; New York Knicks, 11-4). The Nets, off to the best start through 15 games in franchise history, ranked second in the NBA in team scoring defense, holding opponents to 90.4 ppg. The Nets recorded their largest road win (107-68) in franchise history on Nov. 9 against the Orlando Magic.

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