D-Will on Avery: 'It's not my fault'

Perception is that star pushed coach out door; Williams says that isn't reality

Updated: December 27, 2012, 10:03 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

In March 2011, about a month after Deron Williams was acquired in a trade, Avery Johnson made a fateful move that may have ultimately numbered his days as Nets coach.

According to team sources, Johnson was annoyed with Williams' visible apathy toward the Nets' offense and delivered a sarcastic "How would you do things differently?" -- only to watch as Williams diagrammed plays, maneuvered players around and basically showed up his coach in front of the entire team.

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