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Collins addresses Sixers trade

Sixers coach Doug Collins, in London carrying out his broadcast duties for the Olympics, has already commented on the deal that landed Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson on the Sixers 2012-13 roster. The Sixers confirmed the trade Friday afternoon in a press release. Collins also comments on the departure of forward Andre Iguodala. Here’s what he had to say to Probasketballtalk: “When you think about adding Andrew Bynum, a big man who can score in the paint, rebound and block shots — something we desperately needed — and Jason Richardson adds another shooter to our lineup, so I’m very excited,” Collins said. “On the flip side of that you have to trade somebody and Andre Iguodala had a brilliant career for the Philadelphia 76ers,” he continued. “I coached him for two years, he helped me win a lot of games. I’m very, very appreciative of him and I wish him well in Denver.”

Collins addresses Sixers trade

Doug Collins called Andrew Bynum "a big man who can score in the paint, rebound and block shots.” (AP file photo)
Doug Collins called Andrew Bynum "a big man who can score in the paint, rebound and block shots.” (AP file photo)

Sixers coach Doug Collins, in London carrying out his broadcast duties for the Olympics, has already commented on the deal that landed Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson on the Sixers 2012-13 roster. The Sixers confirmed the trade Friday afternoon in a press release.

Collins also comments on the departure of forward Andre Iguodala. 

Here’s what he had to say to Probasketballtalk:

“When you think about adding Andrew Bynum, a big man who can score in the paint, rebound and block shots — something we desperately needed — and Jason Richardson adds another shooter to our lineup, so I’m very excited,” Collins said.

“On the flip side of that you have to trade somebody and Andre Iguodala had a brilliant career for the Philadelphia 76ers,” he continued. “I coached him for two years, he helped me win a lot of games. I’m very, very appreciative of him and I wish him well in Denver.”




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Iguodala dealt as part of 4-team trade
 
Player Profile: Andre Iguodala
 
BoopStats: Where Iguodala ranks
Photos: Andrew Bynum
Poll: Was this a good deal for the 76ers?
 
Player Profile: Andrew Bynum
Video: Iguodala traded while at Olympics
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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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