What's The 411 correspondent Andrew Rosario caught up with Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson at the Garcia vs. Morales fight at the Barclays Center.
How excited is Avery Johnson to start the NBA season in the Brooklyn Nets new home.
"We're excited, we're pumped!," said Johnson. "The Fans here in Brooklyn, there's no other fans like the fans here in Brooklyn. They've been pumped up to have us here in Brooklyn in the Barclays Center. They've been waiting for so long and it is really exciting."
"And, to have this boxing match here, this is awesome what a great fight that we have just seen," Johnson continued.
Avery Johnson was also excited to see and talk with former boxing champ, Mike Tyson, who was watching the fights.
"Iron Mike, what else can you say! Mike is a fighter. He was one of the greatest fighters in the history of boxing. He was always one of my all-time favorite guys. I like his intensity. I like the way he came from nowhere and made something out of himself. He had some setbacks and now he is back on top again," Johnson said excitedly with a sense of cool.
How does Coach Johnson view his team's chances for the new season?
"Every night we got a chance to win that is all we can ask for and we're not scared of anybody. We're going to fight to the end. Deron Williams is the key, and if we wouldn't have signed Deron Williams, we wouldn't have the team we have tonight," Johnson said emphatically.
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