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Avery Johnson interviews for Hornets position

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Posted: May 4, 2010 3:33 PM by Michael Cauble
Updated: May 4, 2010 3:56 PM
Source: WBRZ Sports

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Topics: Hornets, Avery Johnson

Former Southern Jaguar player Avery Johnson has interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the New Orleans Hornets.

Johnson, a former NBA player and former Dallas Mavericks coach, was the second of two candidates already interviewed for the position vacated by Jeff Bower at the end of the season.

According to the Associated Press current Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey also interviewed with Hornets general manager Jeff Bower and team president Hugh Weber, team owner Gary Chouest in Texas today.

Johnson, who interviewed with Philadelphia on Monday, coached the Mavs for three-plus seasons ending in 2008. He guided Dallas to an NBA finals appearance in 2006. Casey was the Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach from June 2005 to January 2007.

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