Avery Johnson Has Verbal Agreement to Coach the Nets
Mikhail Prokhorov has found the coach who will get the Nets started on winning that championship in a maximum of five years
. One opposing coach tells the Post
that the Nets are in for "real discipline" under Johnson, as opposed to the "loose ship" they enjoyed during the brief Kiki Vandeweghe era. But we suppose when your previous coach presided over the better part of a 12–70 season, going in a completely different direction is just about the only option.