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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  28 responses

Doug Collins Wants the Philly Job, is Sorry

One can’t help but get the feeling that this won’t end well for anyone involved: “TNT analyst Doug Collins apologized to Philadelphia 76ers president Ed Stefanski for mistakenly saying he spoke to the team about its open coaching job. Collins had told The Associated Press on Tuesday night before Game 5 of the Rockets-Lakers series he had talked with the Sixers about their vacancy ‘like two or three times.’ ‘Whatever they want to do, they know where I am if they want to call,’ he said.  Collins, a former NBA coach, then backtracked on his original comments during the game and denied speaking with Stefanski. “I have not spoken to them. And I want them to understand that,” Collins said on TV. “I feel very badly if there was a miscommunication there at all. I apologize to Eddie Stefanski if they felt like I was putting something out there that was not true.’”

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  • Prison Mike

    This is the guy who couldn’t win with the greatest player ever on his team. I don’t think he is gonna do better with Iggy as his best player.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    doug collins, please stay where you at.

  • sixersforlife_85

    Avery Johnson come on down! Seriously though, if we want to improve on this season then Mr. Collins is not the right choice here.

  • Edmond

    avery johnson would be good for the sixers. They need discipline. especially dalembert.

  • sixersforlife_85

    P.s – I’m not saying though that there is a coach out there that is that man, in fact being completely honest I have no idea who I want to coach the sixers. I say we go with interim and just wait for the inevitable coach firing that will happen 2 weeks into the season. Jazz, you know that Sloan guy sucks right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Even the City of Brotherly love will say no to Doug C. and his strange desire to get love from the players through coaching.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Sam Mitchell.

  • sixersforlife_85

    Sam Mitchell I wouldn’t say no to.

  • The Starks Knight

    @TAD

    I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    I wouldn’t let Sam Mitchell anywhere near a young team.

  • Khalid Salaam

    HELL NO

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Doug your better on TNT.

  • PoppaGrizzly

    Anyone know if Sixers will be a player in free agency come 2010? Iggy got a nice contract and Dre will most likely not be around. Brand’s contract may hold them back. Johnson>Collins…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Khalid: I’m sure I asked you before, but who would you like to see coaching the Sixers?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Doug did everything short of reciting his cell phone number and having Kenny telestrate his resume. I hate blowouts.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Why do people think Avery Johnson is a good coach?

  • dood

    Because he won a lot of games?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    They should consult Isaiah first! He wouldn’t mind leaving Florida for Philly.

  • Fat Lever

    Tom Thibedeau please. If he can’t get this team to grasp elementary defensive principles then no one will.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i miss Doug and his dye hair.

  • illydiva

    What about Mark Jackson? Although I love him in the booth.

  • Randy Brown

    Doug shouldn’t be allowed to coach again, because he’s a brilliant announcer

  • KoBynum716

    doug collins will ruin the sixers like he ruined the booth

  • adbphilly

    Um Doug Collins would be another mo. A former sixer. We need some fiery guy that will really connect to these guys. Avery Johnson? Took the Mavs to the finals..

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i thought he was coaching the Bulls, oh wait they said no to him last summer….

  • http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cinepatas.com/forum/album_mod/upload/album_2_1046639711.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.cinepatas.com/forum/album_page.php%3Fpic_id%3D292%26mode%3Dnex Dacre

    Doug Collins thinks he’s getting a great job by lying on is ‘resume`’?? Hahahaa…. Doug Collins always comes across as a poor mans ‘Ron Burgandy’…”people know me…I’m kind of a big deal…”.

  • Edmond

    avery johnson would be good cause he would demand a lot of respect. He WILL make you a better team. I say hire avery johnson. If not, hire Eddie Jordan. Remember, he did a pretty good job, surprisingly fired even though the wiz were constantly missing their star players.

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