Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Nets break record with four Williamses
By Jared Zwerling
You have to wonder what happens when Avery Johnson yells, "Hey, Williams, get over here!" A group huddle?
Johnson's game plan is unique from other head coaches. He has to remember how to differentiate the Williamses on his bench -- all four of them. And that, my friends, is a record. The Nets are the first team in NBA history to have that many players with the same last name on the roster (Deron, Shawne, Shelden and Jordan Williams).
Here's a breakdown since the 1976 NBA-ABA merger (with the Nets first and the others in reverse chronological order):