Earlier this spring, the Alabama Crimson Tide made the decision to move on from men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson after the team failed to make the NCAA Tournament.
The school and the head coach agreed to a contract buyout as former Buffalo head coach Nate Oats took over as the new head coach of the program.
Johnson apparently won’t wait too long to get back into coaching. This time, he’s thinking about getting back into the NBA.
According to a report from ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Johnson is “interviewing for a job on Brett Brown’s staff with the 76ers.”
Here’s the news from Woj:
Avery Johnson is interviewing for a job on Brett Brown's staff with the 76ers, league sources tell ESPN. Johnson has previously been a head coach with Alabama, the Nets and Mavericks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2019
Johnson, 53, had been Alabama’s head basketball coach for four seasons. The Crimson Tide made the NCAA Tournament once during that stretch, when Alabama made it to the second round in 2018.
The former NBA coach 75-62 in four seasons as Alabama’s head coach.
Johnson found success as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, leading the team to four-straight playoff appearances and a trip to the NBA Finals. He had less success in two and a half seasons with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets where he was fired after failing to lead the team to the playoffs.
Stay tuned for the latest on Johnson’s search for a new coaching job.