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Johnson: 'I am all about the positive'

Updated: June 16, 2010, 9:31 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- An optimistic Avery Johnson has taken over as coach of the New Jersey Nets.

Bringing a broad smile to a televised news conference on Tuesday, Johnson brought out all the cliches and boldly predicted that the Nets have the potential to go from the NBA's worst team to the best.

Johnson didn't lay out a time line for turning around a team that won a league-low 12 games last season. He insisted the "sky is the limit" with a couple of young talented players ...

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