5 Reasons Why Avery Johnson Will Put Alabama Basketball On the Map

By Trevor Lowry
5 Reasons Why Avery Johnson Will Put Alabama Basketball On the Map
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Reasons Why Avery Johnson Will Put Alabama Basketball On the Map

Reasons Why Avery Johnson Will Put Alabama Basketball On the Map Credit: Getty Images
The Alabama Crimson Tide didn't get their first choice (Gregg Marshall), but they are still landing a solid coach in Avery Johnson. Johnson will put Alabama basketball on the map with some time.

Reasons Why Avery Johnson Will Put Alabama Basketball On the Map

The Alabama Crimson Tide didn't get their first choice (Gregg Marshall), but they are still landing a solid coach in Avery Johnson. Johnson will put Alabama basketball on the map with some time.

5. He Was An NBA Coach of the Year

5. He Was An NBA Coach of the Year Credit: Getty Images
That alone speaks for itself. Simply put, if Johnson can manage to be the best coach for one season in the NBA, he should have no problem having some success at the college level.

5. He Was An NBA Coach of the Year

That alone speaks for itself. Simply put, if Johnson can manage to be the best coach for one season in the NBA, he should have no problem having some success at the college level.

4. Led the Mavericks to the Finals

4. Led the Mavericks to the Finals Credit: Getty Images
Johnson coached Dallas to the NBA Finals in 2006. The Mavericks didn't win a title that year, but were still clearly a top team in the league. Once again, if Johnson managed to achieve such great success at the highest level, he should be able to do some damage in college hoops.

4. Led the Mavericks to the Finals

Johnson coached Dallas to the NBA Finals in 2006. The Mavericks didn't win a title that year, but were still clearly a top team in the league. Once again, if Johnson managed to achieve such great success at the highest level, he should be able to do some damage in college hoops.

3. This Is A Huge Win For the Program

3. This Is A Huge Win For the Program Credit: Getty Images
This is a big hire for the Crimson Tide -- just saying.

3. This Is A Huge Win For the Program

This is a big hire for the Crimson Tide -- just saying.

2. His Name Should Draw Talented Recruits

2. His Name Should Draw Talented Recruits Credit: Getty Images
Being a bigger name, Johnson should have no problem recruiting top talents. That said, this is the one part of his coaching that remains a question mark. Plus, John Calipari is still going to dominate the SEC when it comes to top recruiting classes. Still, highly-rated recruits want to be successful in the NBA. Johnson knows the NBA game very well, so he can help his players make it to the pros, and also help develop their games.

2. His Name Should Draw Talented Recruits

Being a bigger name, Johnson should have no problem recruiting top talents. That said, this is the one part of his coaching that remains a question mark. Plus, John Calipari is still going to dominate the SEC when it comes to top recruiting classes. Still, highly-rated recruits want to be successful in the NBA. Johnson knows the NBA game very well, so he can help his players make it to the pros, and also help develop their games.

1. Alabama Doesn’t Completely Need to be Turned Around

1. Alabama Doesn’t Completely Need to be Turned Around Credit: Getty Images
Okay, so Alabama's basketball team isn't even close to being on the same level as its football team, but the basketball team is nowhere near being the worst squad in the SEC. The Crimson Tide are a work in progress, if you will, but they have shown some promise over the years. After all, Alabama did make the NCAA tournament in 2012. It also won 19 games this past season.

1. Alabama Doesn’t Completely Need to be Turned Around

Okay, so Alabama's basketball team isn't even close to being on the same level as its football team, but the basketball team is nowhere near being the worst squad in the SEC. The Crimson Tide are a work in progress, if you will, but they have shown some promise over the years. After all, Alabama did make the NCAA tournament in 2012. It also won 19 games this past season.

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