Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 2/27/13
It is year three of the Doug Collins era with the Philadelphia 76ers. That usually spells doom for Collins. The overbearing head coach has never lasted more than three seasons anywhere he has coached. In fact, Collins hasn’t coached three full seasons since leading to the Bulls to a Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Pistons in 1988. Granted, the 76ers have had to deal with injury, and the only thing they have seen from Andrew Bynum is his weird hair styles, but this is a team that looks worn down to the bone. They haven’t been the most talented team the last few seasons, and have played above their heads thanks to Collins. He is a brilliant basketball coach, but his tough style grates on players. He also isn’t one that likes to take blame, such as the case last night when he ranted to the media about his teams lackluster performance against the lowly Magic: Your browser does not support iframes. Here are some of the highlights of it, courtesy CSNPhilly: On his team’s lack of effort: “Well I sure didn’t see this effort coming. I thought we played incredibly hard against Miami. I thought we played incredibly [...]
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