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Very good 'General' impression

Updated: February 14, 2006, 7:31 PM ET
By Will Perdue
ESPN Insider

When I played with Mavericks coach Avery Johnson in San Antonio, there was no doubt who was the leader of our team. We called him the "Little General" for a reason. You could see back then that this guy was going to be a coach. I use to love watching Avery get in David Robinson's face and explain in no certain terms, "we need you 5-0."

Avery was ornery, but that was because he knew what he wanted and he had a vision of how it needed to be done. I can imagine that things are no different now.

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