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Avery Johnson named Eastern Conference coach of the month

Avery Johnson instructs his team during a game

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The NBA on Monday announced its named Avery Johnson as the Eastern Conference coach of the month, recognizing him for guiding the Nets to some franchise bests in their first season in Brooklyn.

The Nets posted 11 wins through their first 15 games, the most in franchise history. They also recorded the largest road win in club history when they clobbered the Magic 107-68 in their first meeting...

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