The Big O’ Transactions: Doug Collins Gets Philly’s Coaching Nod

After 7 years of broadcasting for TNT, Doug Collins will be seen once again on the sidelines, this time with the Philadelphia 76ers. This move forces him to vacate broadcasting duties at TNT. Some sources say that the contract will be likely a 4-year deal. Team President Ed Stefanski interviewed 2 more coaches with experience, specifically former Dallas head coach Avery Johnson and former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell, and some NBA assistant coaches too, but the 58-year old emerged as the victor. He is the 1st offseason move of the Sixers, if I might add.

Yes, that’s Michael Jordan

It was a man named Paul Douglas Collins, who played a vital role for MJ during his young years as a professional. So, if the Sixers pick either John Wall or Evan Turner, they know they’re in good hands. Finally, let’s pray for Doug’s succes in the Sixer’s bench. I hope he brings basketball back to the City of Brotherly Love. After all, the Sixers haven’t tasted NBA Playoff success since 2001. If the players mesh with his system, we’ll see them back at the Playoffs. But hey, it’s too early to predict. In the meantime GOOD LUCK, Doug. You’re gonna need it.

The 76ers’ organization will hold a conference on Friday discussing Doug Collin’s employment. The newly-crowned coach will answer some questions himself too.

Paul Douglas Collins, famously known as Doug Collins had an 8-year NBA career in which he averaged 17.9 points and 3.3 assists.He also garnered a Silver Medal in the 1972 Olympics. Yes, a silver medal. Now, he has had coaching stints with the Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards. He’s overall coaching record is 332-278.

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