Friday, April 18, 2014
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Sixers coach Doug Collins back

Sixers coach Doug Collins was back at shootaround this morning and will be behind the bench tonight when the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sixers coach Doug Collins back

Sixers coach Doug Collins looked steady and refreshed after this morning's shootaround and will be back behind the bench when the Sixers host the Cavaliers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.

Collins had to leave Wednesday's win against the Pacers at halftime due to dizziness. He has been suffering from vertigo since a fall on Memorial Day left him with three broken ribs and a concussion. Collins missed two preseason games due to dizziness and headaches, and felt dizzy as he got up off the bench at halftime of the Pacers game.

Collins said this morning that he spent yesterday getting a lot of sleep and rehab, which entails putting his head in different positions. He explained that vertigo is cause by a crystal in the inner ear coming loose and that ultimately disrupts a person's equilibrium.

He hopes the problem won't be one to cause him to miss any more time with the team and he is confident that will be the case. On Wednesday, Collins said the cause of his symptoms was due to not taking his medication and due to the fact the team had back-to-back games. This morning, he said that the current course of action is to not take any more medication at all for the time being.

After tonight, the Sixers will play Sunday afternoon in New York against the Knicks before traveling to games in Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio next week.

Bob Cooney
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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 cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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