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FILE - In this March 10, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Avery Johnson yells to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina at the Southeastern Conference tournament, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson has received a two-year contract extension through 2023. The board of trustees' compensation committee approved the extension on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Johnson will receive $2.9 million annually under the six-year deal.(AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson and associate head coach John Pelphrey, right, watch the action during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Alabama coach Avery Johnson disputes a call with the referee during an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson holds out his hands as he questions a referee during an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Erin Nelson/The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

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Alabama coach Avery Johnson gestures to players during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson signals to his players during an NCAA basketball game against Missouri, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP)

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Alabama coach Avery Johnson signals during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas State on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in Huntsville, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP)

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Former NBA player Avery Johnson, left speaks with West Team's Dirk Nowitzki, of the Dallas Mavericks (41) before the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Phil Jackson could be atop Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's coaching list after Avery Johnson was fired with the team 14-14. (Associated Press)

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Phil Jackson could be atop Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's coaching list after Avery Johnson was fired with the team 14-14. (Associated Press)

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Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media concerning the firing of head coach Avery Johnson at halftime during an NBA game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media concerning the firing of head coach Avery Johnson at halftime during an NBA game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)