Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby Basketball Fan on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:19 pm

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Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season
It’s pretty clear the Sixers are done with Doug Collins and Doug Collins is pretty done with the 76ers. This fits the Collins burnout pattern — three seasons with the Bulls, three seasons with Detroit, two with Washington, now three in Philly.

But of course, it’s not going to be that simple because there is still money on the table.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Sixers hope Collins just decides to walk away at the end of the season (via CSNPhilly.com).

According to multiple league sources, the 76ers organization privately hopes that coach Doug Collins decides not to return for the 2013-14 season and, regardless of his decision, it does not intend to extend his contract – which has one year remaining.

It will be an interesting game of cat-and-mouse when this season ends. Collins is unlikely to quit and leave $4.5 million on the table, but he is just as unlikely to agree to coach the lame-duck year of his contract.
Later in the morning a source told John Finger at CSNPhilly.com that the call was all Collins on next season.

If Doug Collins does not return to coach the Philadelphia 76ers next season, it won’t be because the Sixers want him out, according to a league source. The source said the Sixers are completely supportive of Collins as the coach of the team as he heads into the last season of his contract.
Of course, that’s what Sixers sources have to say — Collins is still popular with fans. They need to pick their PR battles.

This season has worn on everybody in Philadelphia — the coach, the players, the front office and the fans. They came in with high expectations after making the playoffs last season then adding Andrew Bynum to the mix. But Bynum and his bad knees never got on the court and the Sixers have been in limbo. They will miss the postseason.

Collins is an old-school hard*** who pushes his players hard and pushes management just as hard. He’s been good for the Sixers as he helped build a foundation in Philly — he helped instill discipline in an organization, he made the players accountable. But his style wears thin after a couple years. What would prompt him to walk away? Here is what he told CSNPhilly.com back in February:

“As long as I am having fun and feel like I am making a difference, I will try [to keep coaching],” he said. “The moment I feel like I am not making a difference in the young players’ lives or doing my job to get the winning in a place that it should be, then I will make that decision.”
This season took a toll on him and he has the look of a guy ready to move on, but it’s his call now. From the Inquirer.

Collins, who will be 62 this summer, will be the one making the decision. Management is not eager to get into a public-relations war with a popular former player and charismatic local hero. The two sides would have to come to an agreement to settle the contract, but if that is the price of a peaceful parting, the organization might consider it a bargain.
That’s my guess, some kind of buyout and the Sixers can move on with their summer of big questions: What to do about Bynum as a free agent? Do you trade Evan Turner? And what style of team are you trying to build, anyway?
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:38 pm

I don't understand why teams don't stick to Collins. He seems like a good coach with his head on straight and gets a good amount of his guys. He seems to have a plan worked out that usually ends up doing pretty well...

This season he was forced to sit through the only team from the 4 trade group to come out worse than us (relatively) and they're mad? Besides Holiday their roster is pretty much poop. Maybe Turner too.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Well, the Sixers had higher hopes for the year with Bynum supposed to be in the mix at some point. They traded away significant pieces to acquire him and even besides Iggy some of those dudes were good.

Hawes is hardly a true center. Holiday and Turners are bright spots, but they have had some injuries (Young, Richardson, Bynum), and overall I think are just adjusting to playing with different guys. They kind of had envisioned this year around Bynum, it's unfortunate.

That being said I think Collins is a bit of a control freak. He knows the game of basketball extremely well, but I think he's terrible at managing egos. He seems to get under players skins, and eventually they start tuning him out. In some situations he goes with the hands-on approach when it might be better to go hands-off.

And no, we shouldn't get him to coach the Lakers.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:47 pm

I'd welcome him here in a NY minute..... the problem is that his no nonsense approach combined with Howard's lackadaisical approach would spell disaster at the first sign of trouble. He's a great coach for developing annd teaching young talent however.....
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby gcclaker on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Collins style reminds me of Larry Brown as far as managing egos and driving a team of course with the latter being more succesful.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:44 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I'd welcome him here in a NY minute..... the problem is that his no nonsense approach combined with Howard's lackadaisical approach would spell disaster at the first sign of trouble. He's a great coach for developing annd teaching young talent however.....

Which is what the Sixers have. :man10:

That's why I don't understand their stance.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby purp n gold on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:09 am

Great basketball coach, but he doesn't handle players & the press well. On the other hand, coaches like MDA handle the press well and buy grace & time for themselves. Collins doesn't have that luxury.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby dj vitus on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:50 am

He seems hard to get along with after a couple of years. Some people are just like that.

How do people like Phil Jackson coach one team for so long? They command respect but at the same time they're like-able. They push their players, but they don't overkill.

Perhaps Collins was too hard on them to try to win more games despite all the injuries and pieces they traded away.
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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby pound4pound1 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:14 pm

that's messed up...wanting your coach to walk at the end of the season because his style doesnt fit




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Re: Report: Sixers hope Doug Collins walks at end of season

Postby JSM on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:23 pm

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 8m
Y! Sources: Doug Collins has informed Philadelphia 76ers ownership that he will not return as coach next season. http://tinyurl.com/d7rsde9


Well, they got their wish.
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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:30 pm

I wonder if he returns to TNT now
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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby Juronimo on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:44 pm

NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That means he is going to return to the broadcast booth! :bang: :bang: :bang: :mad1: :hurl:
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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby JSM on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:06 pm

Basketball Fan wrote:I wonder if he returns to TNT now

Probably. I'm sure he has at least 75 more stories to tell from when he coached MJ.
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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:45 am

Juronimo wrote:NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That means he is going to return to the broadcast booth! :bang: :bang: :bang: :mad1: :hurl:


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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:34 pm

^ LOL.

I heard the 76ers are in talks to offer him a front office position.


side note: i'd take Doug Collins over Mike Dweeb any day.

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Re: Report: Doug Collins tells 76ers he won't return next season

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:32 pm

JSM wrote:
Basketball Fan wrote:I wonder if he returns to TNT now

Probably. I'm sure he has at least 75 more stories to tell from when he coached MJ.


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yep, can't wait [sarcasm]
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