Drafting the perfect 'Popovich Tree' coach lineup to develop Wembanyama

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2.) Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson, affectionately referred to as The Little General during his playing days, would be a perfect addition to the coaching staff. From the beginning of his coaching career, he demonstrated an ability to lead players effectively, making his moniker one of the most accurate nicknames to date. As the starting point guard of the 1999 championship team, Johnson has the type of cachet not all play callers can initially command.

Johnson began his coaching career under the stewardship of the legendary Don Nelson for the rival Dallas Mavericks. When Nelson stepped aside and gave him the reins, he quickly solidified himself as one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the league, reaching 50 wins faster than any other coach in NBA history. Johnson won Coach of the Year in 2006, and he has bounced around to the Nets and had a four-year stint as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

His time as head coach for multiple franchises will be an asset, but the true value Johnson brings is his experience with talented big men. From playing alongside David Robinson and Tim Duncan to coaching Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki, The Little General has an understanding of how to run things through and around a generational frontcourt player. Wembanyama and the team as a whole could benefit from the teachings of Avery Johnson.