Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 1:30 pm  |  20 responses

Doug Collins: ‘There’s More Work to be Done Here Than I Thought’

The Sixers’ new coach is nothing if not candid, as he admits to local sports radio that his coaching gig is tougher than he had anticipated it to be. From SRI: “On whether his expectations have changed for the 76ers since he took over: ‘My expectations have not changed, obviously, but there’s more work to be done here than I thought, I’ll put it that way.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I thought they looked allright last night. Turner, Spates, Lou Williams even Nocioni looked decent.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Turner played better last night then all preseason and summer league games!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I love the Sixers as a franchise, but they really do need to shake-up the roster.. Have a couple pieces to build around, But I think they need to make some moves, and not rely on the draft..

  • add

    they need a true center, no offense to spencer hawes but he looked really soft against the heat

  • T-Money

    E: Are you kidding me? It was 80-55 after 3 before Miami started d-cking around and put Juwan and Stack in the game. They can’t manufacture points consistently in the halfcourt and their lone post presence is a shell of his former self. This a 30-win team at best.

  • T-Money

    Oh, and translation: I should have stayed in the booth.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    They looked nice for a quarter and a half, until james jones caught fire and wade got his back on. They have the raw talent, but like collins said, there’s more work to be done, especially by him, because these guys will not get direction from the players on the floor. Their leadership would have to come out from the sidelines.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Of course, what I mean to say is that he is doug collins and the sixers are f***ed.

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  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Well, it’s hard to get a good benchmark of your team against Miami. Give them another 2 games to gel and put things together, then they’ll really know. Turner played really well, reminded people why he was the second overall pick.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    we learned last night that older teams will look less than stellar in the second night of back to backs.

  • Hammer

    Uhhh…ya think

  • KB8toSG8

    The pieces may be good, but they just don’t fit together. Time to pack Iggy and Brand for a few picks and a great young defensive stud. Time to blow this ish up and start rebuilding around Jrue and Evan.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    KB- I would keep Iggy at the 3, Evan @ the 2, and build from there.. Maybe keep Hawes as a back-up 5..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Todd Spehr

    Doug Collins: Notoriously in and out of love with his players/teams.

  • Illydiva

    The work Doug Collins has to do needs to start with his lineup and rotations. Would any other team in the league start Jason Kapono at the 3 when you have Thad Young on your bench? I was insulted. I need to see a few more games before I hit the panic button. Spencer Hawes needs to give me more than he did, but I understand he didn’t play any preseason. What I saw was NOT an upgrade from Dalembert. This team is not a contender by any means, but I’m optimistic they will be more competitive than the past 2 yrs.

  • B-BallMaestro

    Collins is right.

    Phila was out of it by the third quarter as someone said above.

    E.Turn (If he fails, do we get to call him U Turn) was ok. Nothing spectacular. But better than his summer league stints.

    Let’s hope he improves for a second round pic.

    Where’s the low post offensive threat (Elton Brand) and the outside shooting?

    Tough season.

  • bnets

    they need to let iguadala go

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