Sixers met with Doug Collins

Doug Collins met with Sixers GM Ed Stefanski on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski met yesterday with Doug Collins in Phoenix, regarding the Sixers vacant head coaching position, the team said in a statement.

Joining Stefanski at the meeting with Collins was Sixers senior vice president and assistant GM Tony DiLeo and Sixers consultant Gene Shue.

"We had a very productive meeting yesterday with Doug to discuss the position and his philosophies," Stefanski said. "He is someone who has a proven track record as a head coach and has great knowledge of the game. We appreciate him taking the time to meet with us.

"We will continue our due diligence on all the candidates as we continue to narrow our search for a new head coach."

According to a source, the Sixers are scheduled to meet tomorrow with Avery Johnson.