June 6, 2013 |
WHILE ALL has been quiet on the 76ers front of late, with no coaching rumors and secrecy as to what rookies they might bring in for workouts, new president and general manager Sam Hinkie has been anything but passive during his short tenure with the club. Save for a couple of days back in Houston with his wife and two children over the Memorial Day weekend, Hinkie has been holed up in his office for most of the day, taking breaks only for nourishment and sleep. What exactly he is doing in there is anyone's guess, but the top priorities are obviously the draft and the next coach - perhaps in that order.
February 8, 2013 |
A DAY AFTER his team had been thoroughly beaten by an Indiana Pacers group that was playing its third game in as many nights, 76ers coach Doug Collins didn't do a video-study session to point out mistakes in the 88-69 loss. In fact, he pretty much gave his team the day off, save for some light shooting and some weight lifting. Collins wanted to reflect, and remind his players of how lucky they are to have the job they do. "Last night, after the game we had to let Shelvin Mack go," Collins said Thursday.
May 20, 2010
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April 17, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The 500-pound pink elephant was in the 76ers' locker room Monday, before they took the floor for the next-to-last game of the season against Detroit. When asked to comment about the news that coach Doug Collins does not wish to return and will be coaching his last game in Indiana on Wednesday, most pleaded ignorance. They had yet to be told by Collins or anyone in the organization what has been decided. What seems to be settled, according to multiple sources, is that Collins and the team either have completed or are working on some kind of financial settlement, and that it will be announced as early as Thursday that Collins will not return for the final season of his contract.
May 12, 2009 |
According to a source who has spoken recently with Eddie Jordan and Doug Collins, both would be interested in becoming the next coach of the 76ers, a job made available yesterday when Tony DiLeo removed his name from consideration. Jordan is interviewing for the Sacramento Kings' vacancy today and tomorrow in Las Vegas, but the source, who confirmed Jordan's close relationship with Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, said Jordan would be drawn to the Sixers' job because of the team's ability to contend.
June 20, 2010 |
New 76ers coach Doug Collins got what he wanted. Collins said he likes when NBA prospects produce pre-draft workouts that make a team reconsider its draft plans. Syracuse forward Wesley Johnson did just that Saturday at the Sixers' pre-draft workout at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "You like someone and you want someone [else] to come in and make you think. That's what you love to do as a coach," said Collins, whose squad holds the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
April 16, 2013 |
THIS IS HOW the past week appears to have played out between 76ers coach Doug Collins and management, according to multiple league sources. The sources say that Collins, now in his third season as head coach and with 1 more year remaining on his contract, told management he would prefer not to return as coach next season. Owner Josh Harris informed Collins that he very much wants Collins back at the helm next season, but was told that Collins was not prepared to return in that capacity.
September 30, 2012 |
If the NBA championship were determined by what teams do during the offseason, the 76ers, with their impressive moves, would have the look of a contender. The reality, though, is that the pieces must fit together; growing pains must occur. For the Sixers, who return just one-third of the players from a team that came within just one victory of reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 11 seasons, that process begins on Tuesday, when the revamped Sixers open training camp at St. Joseph's University in preparation for the 2012-13 season.
May 23, 2010 |
Although the 76ers' path to relevance remains uphill, there is now a man to follow, a star player to be hopeful of, and a season to anticipate instead of dread. A week ago, none of that existed. A week ago, there were more than a half-dozen coaching candidates, a seemingly never-ending tunnel of mediocrity, and a general manager whose status was like a jump ball: up in the air. Now there is Doug Collins as coach; the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft - a.k.a. Evan Turner - as potential star player, and Ed Stefanski as the decision-maker with a newfound sense of security.
April 13, 2013 |
Twenty years ago, in the first season after divesting themselves of Charles Barkley, the 76ers scuffled through a long year with a starless roster and a coach who didn't see much point in getting too emotionally involved with the outcomes of the games. Doug Moe won more than 600 NBA games in his career, and he didn't do it with mirrors, but he also didn't do it with four centers named Andrew Lang, Manute Bol, Charles Shackleford, and Eddie Lee Wilkins taking up room on his roster.