Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/18/13
According to Doug Collins the writing had been on the Wall since January, but this morning it was made official. CSN Philly is reporting that Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and will remain with the franchise as an adviser. Collins has one year left on his original four-year deal worth $4.5 million. He now steps down after a season that was supposed to be so promising, but fell apart  with the knee injury to center Andrew Bynum. The Sixers went 34-48 and missed the playoffs for the first time in his three seasons. The decision was announced by owner Josh Harris this morning. ”This is his decision,” Harris said. ”He is not being pushed out.” “At the end of the day, he’s a proud father and he wants to spend more time with his family,” Harris said. “Doug is a 24-7, 100 mph guy, which I really appreciate. He doesn’t want to be coaching next year anywhere. … He loves the Sixers. He loves the city. He’s not not planning on coaching anywhere
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