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  1. Ed Stefanski is still the man in Philadelphia

    May 25, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

    One might have surmised this from the fact he headed up the recently-concluded coaching search, but now we have confirmation: Ed Stefanski is staying on as president of the Philadelphia 76ers. Ed Snider, the chairman and the man who makes the ultimate decisions for team owner Comcast-Spectacor, wondered why anyone even thought Stefanski was not…

  2. Grant Hill: Doug Collins could make the Sixers a playoff team next year

    May 24, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

    Grant Hill has been around a long time and played for a lot of coaches. While Mike Breen and the ESPN crew make it sound like he was old enough to play for Red Auerbach, he’s not been around quite that long. But he has been around long enough to play for Doug Collins in…

  3. NBA Draft: Who's dealing? A look at tradeable picks

    May 23, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    A significant side effect of the lottery is that teams who don’t necessarily need or want a nigh impact player at various positions get slotted in draft positions to acquire such a player. It also means that teams see an opportunity to cash in on a high impact young player by moving the pick for…

  4. It's official: Doug Collins is your new Philadelphia 76ers coach

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    As predicted, it became official today: Doug Collins is the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Collins was the first person Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski interviewed, back on May 1. The two sides started negotiations a few days ago and have reached a four-year deal, according to Associated Press. Collins replaces Eddie Jordan,…

  5. Report: Philadelphia agrees to terms with Doug Collins to become coach

    May 21, 2010, 8:08 AM EDT

    UPDATE May 21, 8:08 am: This has been confirmed by everyone now and the formal announcement will come later today. As for details, ESPN.com’s Chris Sheridan is reporting it’s a four year deal to return to the team that made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1973 NBA Draft. Collins played eight years…

  6. Evan Turner thinks he could be first pick, but he'll take Philly

    May 20, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    John Wall is going to be the first pick in the draft. He is. That doesn’t mean it’s not debatable — we’ll be happy to play devil’s advocate to the conventional wisdom. Evan Turner is going to be drafted second overall. But he thinks he should be considered for that top pick, something he said…

  7. Report: Doug Collins about to be Philadelphia 76ers new coach

    May 19, 2010, 5:34 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Daily News and Associated Press are reporting that the Sixers have entered negotiations with former NBA head coach and current TNT analyst Doug Collins to become their new head coach. That means if they can come to terms on money — and Philadelphia has to already have a pretty good idea what they…

  8. NBA Draft: Evan Turner could work with Andre Iguodala, not against him

    May 19, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

    Now that the Sixers hold the No. 2 pick in the draft, they have all kinds of options. Maybe Ed Stefanski will cash in on the pick’s value now, trade it, and get back a proven commodity that can make an immediate impact while dumping Elton Brand’s salary. Maybe Stefanski sees Turner as a franchise…

  9. Sixers get No.2 pick in NBA Lottery, are changes afoot?

    May 18, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers may not have won the John Wall sweepstakes, depending on what the Wizards do, but they still lucked out. They had a 6% chance at the No. 2 overall pick and stuck the landing. What’s interesting is that now the Sixers face a conundrum of their own if the Wizards select John…

  10. Doug Collins, Avery Johnson in Sixers set up second round of coach interviews

    May 17, 2010, 9:06 AM EDT

    The preliminaries are over — the Philadelphia 76ers are getting serious about a new coach now. They did their due diligence and interviewed virtually everybody living east of the Mississippi River. Then they flew to Phoenix and interviewed Doug Collins. Now that the team brass has enough frequent flier miles for that vacation to Hawaii,…

  11. Dan Majerle sees the Sixers as a run-and-gun team

    May 13, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    Dan Majerle, along with Doug Collins, Avery Johnson, Gordon Bombay, and the entirety of free agent coaches across all sports everywhere, is considered a candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers opening. There is value in being thorough, and the Sixers are nothing if not that in their search. The factors that are going to separate one…

  12. Philadelphia coaching search focused on Doug Collins

    May 13, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    The Philadelphia coaching search has settled in on Doug Collins as the leading candidate — another recycled coach rather than a team giving a top assistant a shot. The two sides have talked almost every other day since their May 1 meeting, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. While Sixers General Manager Ed Stefanski has interviewed…

  13. Larry Brown just tries to spend time with family, but people keep asking about his plans

    May 12, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    For the record, Larry Brown is still the coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. Felt the need to mention that, because his name comes up in seemingly every coaching search. There’s also rumors of him in the front office in Philadelphia. So far, there has been no action. Just Brown spending time with his family, according…

  14. Sixers continue effort to interview everyone on planet, Bill Laimbeer and Sam Mitchell are latest

    May 10, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    Philadelphia may or may not be any closer to finding a new head coach — that knowledge is only in the head of general manager Ed Stefanski and that is not a place I want to go — but they are getting their money’s worth out of the interview process. According to the Associated Press,…

  15. The 1980 NBA Finals: Back when the Sixers were good, but Magic was better

    May 9, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

    Just for fun Mother’s Day Sunday trip down memory lane. Here is a look back at the 1980s NBA Finals. It gave us two iconic moments, one the Dr. J behind the backboard scoop shot, and then Magic Johnson’s Game 6 at center. Relax and enjoy a little trip back down memory lane to when…

  16. Sixers interested in Thunder Dan for head coach

    May 8, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

    The Sixers are certainly doing their homework. The Sixers have brought in just about every candidate you can think of to interview for their head coaching position left vacant after the firing of Eddie Jordan. Avery Johnson, Doug Collins, and Mark Jackson (who withdrew his name) are just a few of the names on the…

  17. Sam Mitchell the latest coach linked to the Sixers

    May 7, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

    Mark Jackson may think he’s too good to coach the Philadelphia 76ers, but the same isn’t true of former Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell. Smitch is scheduled to be the third interviewee for the gig according to Phil Jasner of the Philadelphia Daily News, and if nothing else, he would definitely be a bit different…

  18. Byron Scott will not be your next Sixers coach

    May 7, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    While the coaching carousel is just starting to spin for this summer, the list of guys getting interview has become pretty standardized. Tom Thibodeau, Dwane Casey, Doug Collins, Mark Jackson, Byron Scott — these guys all get calls. Except in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers do not plan to contact Byron Scott…

  19. Mark Jackson now being picky about NBA coaching gig he wants

    May 6, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

    Mark Jackson wants a team to take a leap of faith on him, to pluck him out of the broadcasting booth and with no coaching experience put him at the head of an NBA bench. Well, he doesn’t want just any team to take that leap, it turns out. Not Philadelphia, as the Philadelphia Inquirer…

  20. Mark Jackson, Monty Williams – come on down. You're the next contestants on coach the Sixers

    May 5, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    The two big guns have sat down with Sixers management — broadcaster and former coach Doug Collins, plus former Mavericks coach and current studio analyst for ESPN Avery Johnson. Now for the second wave, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 76ers have completed two formal interviews for their coaching vacancy, meeting with Doug Collins and…

  21. Doug Collins, Avery Johnson riding coaching carousel today

    May 3, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Round and round she goes, where she stops…. Plenty of coaching news interviews and tidbits today. We’ve combined them into one post for your reading and commenting pleasure. Doug Collins had a five-hour meeting with the decision makers of the Philadelphia 76ers over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. Collins, wisely, issued a statement…

  22. Avery Johnson will likely be coaching somewhere next year

    May 2, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Unraveling the truth about Avery Johnson’s coaching ability is a tricky gig. He’s 194-70 all time, which is pretty amazing. He’s also known for two of the most disappointing postseasons in NBA history, failing to cash in twice on the Mavericks when they were the best team in the league, even being ejected in the…

  23. Doug Collins is first call in Philadelphia coach search

    Apr 29, 2010, 8:52 AM EDT

    Former NBA coach and current TNT broadcaster Doug Collins has gotten the first call about becoming head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. That’s according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, who said nobody else has yet been contacted by team president and general manager Ed Stefanski. However, you can bet that Collins will not be the only…

  24. As the Larry Brown coaching saga turns: Philadelphia will talk to him, Charlotte plans for change

    Apr 28, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    This is starting to make federal financial reform look simple. The latest in the Larry Brown coaching saga is that the Philadelphia 76ers do want to talk to him, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. But only about being their coach, nothing more. The 76ers are poised to contact Larry Brown about their coaching vacancy, but…

  25. Sixers: Larry Brown rumors "total, unadulterated bull"

    Apr 27, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Like weeds, every few days new “Larry Brown will head to Philadelphia” rumors come up. And just as fast everyone involved pulls out the Round-Up and tries to kill it. But the rumors and denials circle will not die Yesterday, the Larry Brown to the Sixers rumors were back. Today, we bring you denials from…

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