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Nets coach Johnson heads to Russia for game with Prokhorov

Avery Johnson Portrait

SAN ANTONIO - JUNE 16: Avery Johnson #6 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates after the NBA game against the New York Knicks on June 16, 1999 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1999 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)

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How much does the Little General have in the tank?

We’re about to find out… well, “we’re” only includes you if you live in Russia. New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson is heading to Russia to play in a charity exhibition game with team owner Mikhail Prokhorov, reports the Star-Ledger.

Money raised at the Set. 6 event will go to help families of people that perished when a tourist cruise ship capsized and sank on a Russian river last month.

After that, Johnson will run a day of clinics for youth and some coaching seminars in Russia.

When the boss calls, what is Johnson going to do, say no? Besides, what else has he got to do? It’s not like he doesn’t have plenty of time to get ready for training camp.