Mark Jones steps in for Mike Tirico on ESPN’s NBA coverage, Doug Collins moves to broadcast booth

This week ESPN announced its lineup of commentators for the upcoming season of NBA basketball. There is one major enforced change to the announcing lineup with Mike Tirico moving to NBC Sports earlier this year. Tirico had been the network’s #2 play by play man for the NBA, calling games on ABC and ESPN alongside Hubie Brown. The 83-year-old longtime analyst and former coach just...
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October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Collins to leave studio and call NBA games for ESPN

With ESPN airing more games as part of its new NBA rights deal, it will shift responsibilities among its analysts. One of those whose on-air duties will change is Doug Collins, who has been part of ESPN’s NBA Countdown team since 2013. According to The Big Lead, Collins will work 25 to 30 games. He’ll most likely work with either Dave Pasch or Ryan Ruocco on most games, but there...
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August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Marv Albert, Doug Collins and Craig Sager will call men’s Olympic basketball in Rio

NBC’s roster for the Rio Olympics continues to expand, with the network following up the announcement of Mary Carillo and Jimmy Roberts as correspondents with a release this week outlining the big names they have lined up for men’s basketball. Marv Albert will call Team USA men’s games, with Doug Collins on color and Craig Sager on the sidelines. NBC also announced that Marc...
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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

K-State's Boozer to be enshrined in college hoops Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas State's Bob Boozer is part of an eight-member class that includes Georgia standout Dominique Wilkins and Doug Collins of Illinois State that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November.Boozer, a native of Omaha, played for the Wildcats from 1956-59 and was a two-time All-American. He led Kansas State to the Final Four...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilkins, Collins headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Georgia standout Dominique Wilkins and Doug Collins of Illinois State headline the eight-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in November. Wilkins played three seasons for the Bulldogs before embarking on a standout NBA career, making nine All-Star games while playing for the Hawks, Clippers, Celtics, Spurs...
Via Associated Press
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo: Sixers’ savior, or more failed process?

Joshua Harris, the owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, has no idea what he’s doing. Harris was part of a group of businessmen who purchased the Sixers on the NBA-equivalent of a short sale in 2011—planned perfectly to coincide with lockout—and have found a way, somewhat inexplicably, to take a moribund NBA franchise and make it worse, all in the name of the Process. Is Jerry...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Laettner only let girls hang out with him for five minutes (Video)

Christian Laettner was quite the ladies’ man while in college. He was so in demand that he even put a time limit on his female visitors. Doug Collins related a great anecdote on the 30 for 30 “I Hate Christian Laettner” film about his son, Chris, who hung out with Laettner during a recruiting visit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Doug Collins Lost His Mind Watching His Son’s Northwestern Team Beat Iowa In OT

Every parent has felt the way Doug Collins did this afternoon. Every parent isn’t a former NBA coach with a son who coaches a Big Ten men’s basketball team, though.  Thanfully, Doug Collins is, so his awesome reactions were captured on camera by the Big Ten Network. Northwestern, coached by Chris Collins, defeated Iowa in overtime Sunday afternoon, 66-61, in Evanston, Ill....
Via College Spun
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jalen Rose And Doug Collins Birdman Vine Is The Stuff Of Legends

Jalen Rose sets up the Birdman call, and Doug Collins finishes in this Vine. It's the stuff of legends.
Via Gamedayr
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Collins Express: Hard for some TV analysts to resist urge to get back on sidelines

My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana is on analysts who make the jump to coaching and newly fired coaches who find landing spots as TV analysts. ************ There is a little-known shuttle that exists in sports. We’ll call it the Doug Collins Express. The Collins Express is set up for TV analysts who jump to the other side to become coaches and...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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