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'More than a coach' to Jordan: Bulls' assistant passes at 91

A Bulls assistant coach who was the architect of the team's defense during Michael Jordan's first three-peat run passed away on Monday at the age of 91.Johnny Bach was with Chicago in an assistant role from 1988-94, and served alongside both Doug Collins and Phil Jackson."He encouraged me, worked with me and really helped me to mold my game," Jordan said Monday, via K.C. Johnson...
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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...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Your NBA Announcing Schedule for 12/2 – 12/5

Wednesday, December 2 New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets (NBA TV 8 pm) ROOT Sports Southwest Thursday, December 3 Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (TNT 7 pm) TBA San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies (TNT 9:30 pm) TBA Friday, December 4 Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks (ESPN 7 pm) Mike Breen, Hubie Brown Cleveland Cavaliers at New Orleans Pelicans (ESPN 9:30 pm) Ryan Ruocco...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern Enters the Season with High Expectations

Chris Collins is entering his third season as the head coach of Northwestern Men’s Basketball (Getty Images)   CHICAGO- Ever since Chris Collins took over as the head coach of the men’s basketball program at Northwestern University in 2013, college hoops has become more popular on campus than in years past. In two seasons Collins has already racked up 29 wins in Evanston which...
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October 15, 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
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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....
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Collins spits a Birdman lyric

This was good.Those that were watching ESPN's pregame show prior to Wednesday evening's contest between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat were treated to a special surprise: Doug Collins following Jalen Rose's lead and finishing a line to a once-popular (and still awesome) Birdman/Clipse song.While discussing Chris 'The Birdman' Anderson, a logical connection to Brian 'Baby'...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyst Doug Colllins Knows His Birdman Tracks

When Jalen Rose asks Doug Collins for the line after “Brrrrrr” and Collins responds “What Happened To That Boy?” His street cred rose 1000 points to the level of his always on point analyst work. Who knew DC was a Birdman fan. The post Analyst Doug Colllins Knows His Birdman Tracks appeared first on Hooped Up.
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May 29, 2014  |  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.
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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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