Originally posted on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 4/16/13
Doug Collins recently notified team officials that he would not be returning to the sidelines next season, so the Sixers are officially in the market for a new head coach. No, the Sixers’ struggles this season don’t fall solely on the shoulders of Collins. Not only did he have to deal with a serious string of injuries throughout the season, he never actually got to coach the team he envisioned, and built around, last offseason. With Bynum sitting the entire season, Collins was often left to play catch up, plugging players in as he went along. Nonetheless, after such a disappointing season it is no surprise to see fingers pointed at the head coach, especially considering the large hand Collins had in assembling this underachieving unit. This pseudo-rebuilding stage the Sixers are in is more than Collins bargained for, so it’s no surprise to see him stepping away.  Realistically, the best available coaches, the likes of hall-of-famers Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan are not going to come...
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