Avery Johnson was an NBA player for sixteen seasons, and one of only two players less than six-feet tall to play in more than 1,000 games. In 1999, he was the floor leader of the San Antonio Spurs championship team. In 2004, he signed with Dallas as a player/coach, but before the season began he decided to retire as a player and to concentrate on coaching. In his first full season as head coach in 2005â€“2006 he was named NBA Coach of the Year. He is a sought-after motivational speaker for community and civic organizations and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is married and has two children.
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Books:Aspire Higher, April 2008