Avery Johnson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Avery Johnson

basketball player and coach

Date of Birth: 25-Mar-1965

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Profession: coach, basketball player, basketball coach

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Avery Johnson

  • Avery DeWitt Johnson (born March 25, 1965) is an American basketball coach who is the former head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. Johnson spent 16 years in the National Basketball Association as a player, and subsequently served as the head coach of two NBA teams: the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets.
  • He led the Mavericks to their first NBA Finals appearance and to three consecutive 50+ win seasons.
  • During his playing days, Johnson was known as the "Little General" for his small stature (by NBA standards), his leadership skills as a point guard (floor general), and his close friendship with former San Antonio Spurs teammate David Robinson - himself nicknamed "The Admiral" based on his tenure at the Naval Academy.

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