Sunday, February 14, 2016

Collins Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

A 9-3 Month earned Collins the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month Award

Collins Eastern Conference Coach of the Month


Doug Collins, who guided the 76ers to their best month percentage-wise in eight years, was named on Tuesday as the NBA's Eastern Conference Coach of the Month.

The Sixers went 9-3 in February and the .750 percentage was their best in a single month since going 8-2 in February, 2003.

What's interesting is that Tuesday's game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks will be a battle of Coach of the Month award winners.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was named the Western Conference coach of the month after guiding Dallas to an 11-1 record.

Who will make the best postseason run?
The 76ers
  19 (37.3%)
The Temple Owls
  8 (15.7%)
The Villanova Wildcats
  2 (3.9%)
None of them will last long.
  22 (43.1%)
Total votes = 51

For the Sixers, one of the highlights of the month was a 77-71 home win over San Antonio Spurs, owners of the NBA's best record. The Sixers ended the month with four straight wins for their longest win streak of the season.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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