Thursday , May , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Avery Johnson a Candidate in Chicago?

With the Mavericks firing Avery Johnson and enough smoke swirling to suggest Mike D’Antoni might walk away from two years and $8.5 million on his Suns contract, Paxson’s lengthy list of candidates just got lengthier.

Thus far, Paxson has talked formally only to Rick Carlisle and Mark Jackson about the position. That should change shortly as sources confirmed the Bulls would attempt to interview Johnson, who went 194-70 with a trip to the 2006 NBA Finals with Dallas. [Chicago Tribune]