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Avery Johnson may hire Sam Mitchell as an assistant

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Fired ex-coaches stick together.

Apparently. Because according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, new Net’s head man Avery Johnson is interviewing former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell for an assistant’s job. Always a smart thing to have a former Coach of the Year on the sidelines.

And it’s good to see Mitchell get another chance.

Other assistant coach names being bandied about are Joe Prunty and Popeye Jones.