Williams ‘Surprised’ About Johnson Firing
Deron Williams was at the practice facility when he heard that his coach (Avery Johnson) was about to get canned, and one of his immediate thoughts flashed back to Utah: “Here we go again.”
“I was surprised,” Williams said in a telephone interviewwith Daily News. “I never had any conversation with (GM) Billy King about not liking Coach, nothing about Coach Johnson. Avery was a big reason I came back, because of him and Billy. So I was surprised.
“We’ve never had an argument, we’ve never had a fight, any disagreements, anything. So, I think it was more kind of what happened in Utah, people still saying I got Coach Sloan fired even though he resigned and that’s going to stick with me for a while.”