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Mavericks coach Johnson signs five-year extension

Updated: October 13, 2006, 2:18 AM ET
Associated Press

Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson has signed a five-year, $20 million contract that will keep one of the NBA's most successful young coaches in Dallas through 2011.

In his first full stint as head coach last season, the Mavericks reached the NBA Finals for the first time, losing to the Miami Heat in six games.

Elias Says

The Mavericks signed head coach Avery Johnson to a five-year contract. Johnson has coached only one full and one partial season in the NBA, ...

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