Refresh  
  Page last updated on Thu Apr 02 03:45:38 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
COLLINS WILL NOT COACH THE SIXERS NEXT SEASON
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:30 AM EDT

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins will resign at the end of the season, a league source confirmed on Sunday night.

The Sixers picked up the option on Collins’ contract for the 2013-14 season in training camp and he announced then he would have liked to remain with the organization in some capacity when his training career was finished.

Collins will stay with the organization in a front-office or advisory role was an option if he makes a decision to step down, according to sources close to the situation.

Team president Rod Thorn was already set to step aside after this season; leaving open the chance Collins assumes greater front-office control.

With the franchise in decline after the Andrew Bynum trade was a massive flop, Collins decided he wanted no part of what could actually be a long rebuilding effort.

The 76ers are 33-47 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference a year since they won 35 games and a round in the playoffs in last year’s lockout-shortened season. NFL lines

Collins, a 4-time All-Star with the Sixers, returned to the franchise in 2010 and led them to the playoffs in each of his first 2 seasons.

After falling one win shy of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals last season, the Sixers shook up the roster and made the bold move to acquire Bynum.

Bynum never played for the 76ers due to bone bruises in both knees. He insisted from training camp he would play this season, only to shut it down for good on March 18 and undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both knees. Bynum earned $16.5 million this season and is about to become an unrestricted free agent.

His decision came out only hours after his agent said Collins would return next season.

“He’s here for another year, at least,” agent John Langel announced. “He’s the coach and we’ll see what happens.”

There wasn’t immediate word on when he told his players. No Sixer indicated in the postgame locker room that Collins was leaving.

Hall of Famer Julius Erving, a former Sixers great and team adviser, related before Sunday’s win over Cleveland Cavaliers that the Sixers needed to keep Collins.

“The organization can ill-afford to have Doug walk away,” Erving expounded. “You’re not going to get a better coach or a better teacher.”

Collins guided a young Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls from 1986-89, and the Pistons from 1995-98. He coached Jordan again with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.

His 2 seasons with the Wizards had been his just 2 full seasons in which he didn’t lead his team to the playoffs. He was fired right after Jordan was denied a return to the front office.

He was a 4-time All-Star with the Sixers, and he averaged 17.9 points in a vocation marred by injuries. A knee injury forced him to retire in 1981, 2 years before the Sixers beat the Lakers for the 1983 NBA title.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Golden State Warriors
2
Los Angeles Kings
3
Stanford
4
Miami Florida
5
Stanford
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NBAHeat vs Cavaliers5:05 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NBARockets vs Mavericks5:35 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
NBASuns vs Warriors7:35 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
College BasketballMichigan State vs Duke3:05 PM PST
NHLLightning at Panthers4:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Islanders4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLWings at Wild4:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST
NHLStarts at Predators5:00 PM PST
College BasketballWisconsin vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSharks at Coyotes6:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Oilers7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Kings7:00 PM PST
04/05/2015
NHLPenguins at Flyers09:30 AM PST
NHLCapitals at Red Wings2:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Panthers2:00 PM PST
NHLSenators at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLBlues at Blackhawks4:30 PM PST
04/06/2015
NHLHurricanes at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLBlue jackets at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLJets at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLKings at Canucks7:00 PM PST
NHLStars at Sharks7:30 PM PST
04/07/2015
NHLRangers at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLIslanders at Flyers4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLPenguins at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLJets at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLWild at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLPredators at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Flames6:00 PM PST
NHLKings at Oilers6:30 PM PST
04/08/2015
NHLMaple Leafs at Blue Jackets4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Capitals5:00 PM PST
NHLStars at Ducks7:30 PM PST
04/09/2015
NHLSenators at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Flyers4:00 PM PST
NHLRed Wings at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLDevils at Lightning4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLBlackhawks at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLWild at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLJets at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NHLKings at Flames6:00 PM PST
NHLSharks at Oilers6:30 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Canucks7:00 PM PST
04/10/2015
NHLIslanders at Penguins4:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
04/11/2015
NHLSenators at Flyers09:30 AM PST

x