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Report: Doug Collins to become an analyst for ESPN

Doug Collins is no longer the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but that doesn’t mean he is going to fade into front office obscurity.

Report: Doug Collins to become an analyst for ESPN

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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins reacts as he watches his<br />team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the<br />Chicago Bulls in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Bulls won<br />93-88. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins reacts as he watches his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Bulls won 93-88. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Doug Collins is no longer the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but that doesn’t mean he is going to fade into front office obscurity.

In fact, Philadelphia faithful and the basketball community at large will have ample opportunity to see Collins on television next season, just not on the Sixers’ sideline.

According to the Big Lead, ESPN personality Michael Wilbon’s role on the network’s NBA Countdown show will be diminished this coming season, and it is likely that Collins will be taking his spot on the set.

Wilbon will still be appearing on the show sporadically, but ESPN is looking to fill his full-time spot with a former NBA head coach; a criteria Collins fits. There are apparently two other coaches being considered, but Collins is the leader having already reached the negotiating stage, according to sources of the Big Lead.

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Collins has plenty of experience in the broadcast booth, having announced games for TNT, NBC, and served as a basketball analyst for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He actually may be better suited for the booth than the sideline.

It is currently unclear how, if it all, this position will effect Collins’ standing as an adviser with the Sixers.

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