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Archive: May, 2010

Collins: 'I can't wait'

Monday, May 24, 2010, 12:24 PM
An enthusiastic Doug Collins said he was thrilled to be home and he returns to Philadelphia as the Sixers' 23rd head coach. Collins was the team's No. 1 overall pick in 1973. "I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and go to work here," Collins said. "There are some nice young peices... Read more

Sixers announce Collins hiring

Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:05 PM
The Sixers formally announced their agreement with Doug Collins to be the team's next head coach with a news release issued a short time ago. The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but an NBA source told the Daily News that it was a 4-year deal. "We are excited to hire a head coach... Read more

Collins agrees to 4-year deal

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 8:21 PM
Doug Collins has always said Philadelphia is a ''special place'' for him. Now we know how special. The former 76ers star, according to an NBA source with knowledge of the situation, has agreed to terms to coach them. An announcement is expected Friday, and a formal introduction is likely to come Monday... Read more

Source: Sixers begin talks with Collins

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 3:11 PM
The 76ers have started negotiations today with Doug Collins in hopes of making him the team’s next head coach, a league source told the Daily News. Collins hasn’t coached in the NBA since 2003 and since has been an NBA analyst for TNT. He is currently working the Western Conference finals... Read more

Sixers move up to No. 2 in draft

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 8:27 PM
The Sixers moved up to the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft at tonight's lottery in Secaucus, N.J. The draft is June 24 in New York. The Sixers had a 6.03 percent chance of getting the second pick. This marks the second straight year in which the team with the sixth-best chance to win the lottery... Read more

Sixers hoping for some Flyers' luck

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 4:46 PM
The Sixers are hoping for a little of the good fortune that the Flyers have had this spring. Among the good luck items making the trip to Secaucus for tonight's NBA draft lottery is a stick used by Flyers defenseman Lukas Krajicek during the Flyers' amazing Game 7 victory over Boston on Friday night... Read more

Who will it be for the head coaching position

Monday, May 17, 2010, 10:26 PM
Seven have been interviewed and three remain standing. Either Doug Collins, Avery Johnson or Sam Mitchell will be the next head coach of the 76ers. Does that excite you? It means Bill Laimbeer, Dan Majerle, Monty Williams and Elston Turner are no longer in the picture. So the big question is: are... Read more

Another name added to Sixers' list

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 12:57 PM
The 76ers will interview their seventh candidate for the vacant coaching position tomorrow. A source told the Daily News that Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner will come to Philadelphia to discuss the vacancy. In the previous six meetings with potential coaches, president and general manager... Read more

Larry Brown remains torn over his future

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:21 PM
As we told you in today's Daily News, the Sixers have not contacted Charlotte for permission to speak to Larry Brown about their coaching vacancy. Sixers chairman Ed Snider has said that the team has no interest in Brown as team president or in any role other than coach, if the Sixers have any interest... Read more

Chat Sixers with Bob Cooney

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 2:48 PM
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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