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Happy birthday to Avery Johnson

The Little General turns 58 today

Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs Photos by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

Avery Johnson made the final shot that earned the San Antonio Spurs their first ever NBA Championship. He had previously been cut by the team on two occasions (once at Christmas). Time and again, Johnson had to prove himself worthy of playing point guard for the Silver & Black. Alongside David Robinson, the fiesta era Spurs duo are forever emblazoned in the annals of Alamo City sports history.

Johnson went on to coach earning himself Coach of the Year in 2006 while anchoring the Dallas Mavericks. He wrote a motivational book about his experience with a focus on digging deep and exposing the mettle necessary to be the best one can be,

Today, Avery turns fifty-eight. Wish the Spurs guard known for his winning smile, confident air, and positive attitude a great day.

As this is the 50th anniversary of the Spurs, Johnson has made multiple appearances. See him here with Tre Jones in the new “One on One” series.

He’s been in many of The Ring of the Rowel episodes and you know that if he hasn’t been on The Sound of Spurs podcast with Bill Schoening, it’s probably on the way.

Happy birthday, Avery!

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