Sixers Offering Doug Collins Coaching Job?
After interviewing nearly everyone under the sun over the past few weeks, the Inquirer says Philly is ready to make Doug Collins an offer: “All signs point toward Doug Collins. The 76ers’ coaching search, which is more than a month old and has dwindled to only a handful of candidates, has a distinct front-runner: Collins. According to multiple sources, Collins is the leading candidate, ahead of former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson and former Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, although it’s possible that Ed Stefanski, the Sixers’ president and general manager, will schedule a second round of interviews. One source close to Collins said his camp has been given the impression that the job is his, expressing the belief that Stefanski already has made his recommendation to Ed Snider, chairman of the team’s parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. The only thing separating Collins from the job offer, according to the source, is the logistics of timing and due diligence by Stefanski. The source said it wouldn’t be impossible to see a job offer before the end of this week.”