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Avery Johnson OK with comments

Updated: December 19, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson said Tuesday that he didn't take anything point guard Deron Williams said about his offensive system "personally," and added that he has "thick skin."

On Monday, Williams said that he hasn't been the same player since being traded to the Nets from the Utah Jazz on Feb. 23, 2011, because he's had trouble getting acclimated with Johnson's isolation-heavy system. When he was in Utah, Williams thrived while playing in then-coach Jerry Sloan's ...

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