Although there is a possibility that 76ers assistant Brian James will end up on the bench with Chris Collins at Northwestern University next season, nothing has been finalized, says James’ attorney John Langel, who is also the attorney for Doug Collins.
"Brian James is still under contract with the Sixers and, like Doug, has one year remaining on his contract," said Langel on Sunday morning.
Of course, should Collins leave after this season, which has been widely speculated, he and his staff will be looking for other jobs and James very well could wind up at Northwestern.
A story last week in the Inquirer cited sources saying that Sixers’ management wouldn’t stop Collins if he were to want to leave after a season which was torn apart due to the knee injuries to Andrew Bynum that force him to miss the entire season. Collins’ original 3-year contract was extended one year before this season. Langel has said that there has been no extension beyond that because he hasn’t asked for one. Probably another reason is because Collins doesn’t want to look at being the head coach beyond his current contract, probably not even fulfilling the remaining season.