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Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
The Philadelphia 76′ers season didn’t turn out as planned. The absence of their key centerpiece for this season, Andrew Bynum, caused a glitch the team never recovered from. Months ago I shared with you that I was told that even before Bynum discovered he had to have additional surgery, he wasn’t too interested in playing for Sixers head coach Doug Collins. I was also told that while the team was in LA for New Year’s eve, they bonded over their dislike for their head coach and his erratic substitution patterns and lack of consistency.
Word out of Philly now is that the hope is Collins opts not to return for the final year on his contract worth $4.5 million.
“I think he’s gone at the end of the year. He’ll be moving on,” said one NBA source with intimate knowledge of the situation. “He’ll decide to leave, and they won’t be upset about it. They would like to see it work out that he decides to move on.”
Collins style of coaching can wear on players. This season among complaints have been
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NewsTags: 76ersDoug CollinsIt doesn’t sound like Sixers’ head coach Doug Collins is long for Philadelphia.
According the Philadelphia Inquirer, although the team has publicly voiced support for Collins, behind closed doors they hope that he’ll voluntarily step aside at the end of the season.
Its been a rough year for the Sixers. Everything...
The big story for most of the Philadelphia 76ers 2012-2013 season has been if or when Sixers fans would see Andrew Bynum on the court. The story has shifted over the past week or so and now revolves around the future of head coach Doug Collins. Many believe that Collins needs to go. Several reports have said that the organization wants to him to resign.... Read more
We'll always have D-Rose getting hurt
10) Still kind of mad at him for being injury prone as a high draft pick in the '70s
9) It's the only way to stop the constant Mo Harkness puling
8) Smells like onions, feet and sadness
7) By moving him, they keep alive the delusion that Evan Turner isn't useless
6) Spencer Hawes has totally promised to try much more often...
The big story for most of the Philadelphia 76ers 2012-2013 season has been if or when Sixers fans would see Andrew Bynum on the court. The story has shifted over the past week or so and now revolves around the future of head coach Doug Collins. Many believe that Collins needs to go. Several reports have said that the organization wants to him to resign. The Sixers will not extend...
Some members of the 76ers' organization prefer a coach who is more pliable in his dealings with management and players.
The 76ers are not forcing Doug Collins out, according to a source.
Philadelphia 76ers head coach, Doug Collins, has one season left in his current contract, and word around the league is that the Sixers’ front office hopes Collins will opt out of his final season. Collins is 62-years old and has $4.5 million left to put in his pocket on this current deal. Reports indicate that the Philadelphia 76ers have no plans to extend his contract, citing...
Andrew Bynum and his knee situation may or may not be his fault.
But refusing to provide the Philadelphia 76ers with a measure of dignity is.
Bynum was a no-show for team pictures on Wednesday.
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The marriage between the Philadelphia 76ers and its head coach and city legend, Doug Collins appears to be headed towards an awkward divorce.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford is reporting from various league sources that 76ers brass would prefer Collins not return for the 2013-2014 season, and they would prefer he simply quits or retires so they don’t have to pay him.
Trading away good talent in Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic for Andrew Bynum, who didn’t log a single minute, the 31-47 Sixers didn’t have the best of luck this season. Topped off by a postgame rant in which he ripped his team for a lack of effort after a sixth straight loss on February 26, the season just never panned out how they hoped and the organization...
Considering he hasn’t been part of the team all year, this shouldn’t be very surprising. Bynum’s checks are signed by the Sixers, but beyond that, he has as much connection to the team as you or I. I am sure the Sixers wish, it wasn’t just a picture that Bynum was missing from, but their payroll as well. Here are the details from Pro Basketball Talk. Though there were a...
NewsTags: 76ersAndrew BynumDoug Collins
I have been trying to think of what to call this season. I could call it the season from hell. That sounds pretty good. Nah, get more creative Joe. How about the “Era of Bynum”, version TWO? I can save that one for another day. I know, “The Season That Never Was”. Man, that headline makes me [...](Read more...)