Collins to be consultant

 Doug Collins and the 76ers have reached agreement on a deal that will install Collins as special consultant to the team. The final stages of the deal are being hammered out between Collins’ lawyers John B. Langel, the chairman of law firm Ballard Spahr’s litigation department.

The deal will allow Collins, who will coach his final game for the team Wednesday at Indiana (49-31), to receive the remainder of the final year on his contract.

Collins, 61, who received his current extension at the end of the 2012 playoffs, advised Langel not to seek an extension beyond next season. This is Collins worst record in 11 seasons as head coach.