Flip Saunders: ‘Keep All Sharp Objects Away from Doug Collins’

by November 24, 2010

Things haven’t gone well for Collins and the Sixers this season, and after last night’s tough overtime loss, Flip couldn’t help but get in a sly dig. From the Philly Inquirer: “Washington Wizards head coach Flip Saunders: ‘You better keep all sharp objects away from Doug.’ After watching this game, you might want to keep all sharp objects away from all 76ers fans. Nobody is saying the Sixers were turning some kind of corner or were headed toward great things this season. But when they were up 17 points in the third quarter, 15 points in the fourth, and then shooting two free throws to seal the win, you could imagine that they might be able to string together a few wins. Coming off of the victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, tonight’s victory would have made two in a row, and tomorrow night’s game against the Toronto Raptors certainly looked winable. Maybe, you could have been thinking in the final seconds of regulation tonight, the Sixers could be looking at a three-game winning streak. It wasn’t going to make the Sixers playoff bound, but it was going to keep them out of the Eastern Conference basement and have them feeling good about themselves. Now they’re right back where they started: bad, worse, not knowing how to win, making the same mistakes over and over again. The Sixers are 3-11 after tonight’s 116-114 overtime loss to the Wizards.”