The media personality in North Texas, fellow S-T brother Randy Galloway, went to the airwaves with an Avery Johnson-to-Houston idea after the Rockets fired Jeff Van Gundy.
It's a nice job, especially when you have Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady to build around. Still, Van Gundy couldn't get those two out of the first round. The Rockets have already contacted Rick Adelman.
Avery made his mark as a player in San Antonio and as a coach in Dallas. He's played for the Rockets and makes his off-season home in the Houston suburb The Woodlands.
Galloway's suggestion makes for good radio and gives us something to talk about. But it's not going to happen. Even with the first-round collapse, Avery knows what he has with the Mavs. Not to mention the four years and $16 million left on his contract.
As one of Avery's close advisors told me, "AJ is the Dallas coach. End of story."