The 22-33 Sixers are five games out of the eight seed in the Eastern Conference, and they’re playing with no sense of urgency. They dropped their sixth straight game in a 98-84 home loss to Orlando Tuesday, and Doug Collins appears to be fed up with the situation in Philadelphia.
Here’s some quotes from his postgame press conference:
On how much injuries have dragged down this team: “We made a huge deal and we have nobody playing a part of that deal. How many teams can give up Andre Iguodala, Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic and have nothing in return playing? That’s tough to overcome. That’s just the facts. I’m not looking for any outs. That’s a fact. Nik Vucevic had 19 rebounds tonight. Spencer had one, I think Lavoy had two.”
On if his players have become comfortable losing: “..I told you, I did not think our guys prepared themselves during the break to come back to play.”
On why Andrew Bynum wasn’t on the bench: Does he sit out there all the time? I don’t know. I mean, I don’t