Posts Tagged ‘Doug Collins’

76ers & Adam Aron Front Office Shuffle

76ers & Adam Aron Front Office Shuffle.Not even a year ago, Adam Aron strutted proudly into the Constitution Center to present Andrew Bynum to the 76ers faithful in a moment that offered much hope for a struggling franchise. The team seemingly found the superstar center it has been missing since Moses Malone brought home the last NBA title in 1983. After a season full of promise spiraled into one full of apathy, sources say Aron may be relieved of his position just two years into his tenure as the 76ers CEO.

Majority owner Joshua Harris would likely keep him with the team in some capacity, such was the case with coach Doug Collins after he resigned. Last night however, upon learning the rumors after returning from vacation, Aron took to Twitter to address the issue …

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Your Team, Your Town….Your Next 76ers Head Coach?

Aaron McKie is a current 76ers Assistant Coach. Could he end up being the Head Coach?While the San Antonio Spurs battle the Miami Heat in a star-studded dramatic NBA Finals, our beloved and beleaguered 76ers await another marginal lottery draft pick. With the #11 overall choice it’s wide-open as to who they select or how the draft pieces fall. The question that needs to be answered is who will be the next head coach to lead the 76ers from below mediocrity to yearly playoff contender to, perhaps while I am above ground, a championship caliber team?

Thus far the only known interview was with Kelvin Sampson, former college coach at Oklahoma and menial NBA assistant who has familiarity with new GM Sam Hinkie from the Houston Rockets organization. Please please, …

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76ers Need Substance This Offseason & Forget Doug Collins

Jrue Holiday needs a better team put around him to put a winning team together for him.It’s been a couple of weeks since the Philadelphia 76ers (34-48) ended their season with a 105-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Doug Collins is out as Head Coach and Jrue Holiday is the assists leader for the Eastern Conference. That’s about all there is for the good news. That’s not really the truth, but there’s not much to be happy about with the 2012-13 76ers.

There’s no better way to describe the Philadelphia 76ers (34-48) season then to call is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace because “disappointment” just doesn’t cut it when you’re looking back over the course of the past season …

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76ers Officially Say Goodbye to Doug Collins

Doug Collins has resigned as Philadelphia 76ers head coach and will be a consultant moving forward.The Doug Collins as Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach era has now officially been closed with Collins resigning to take a consultant role with the team. This was not unexpected as it’s been rumored for the last week or so that Collins was going to be another Head Coach for the 76ers that does not make it long. Since Larry Brown left after the 2002-03 season the 76ers Head Coaches have been: Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O’Brien, Maurice Cheeks (who lasted 3+ seasons), current General Manager Tony DiLeo, Eddie Jordan and than Doug Collins. That’s 7 coaches in …

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Is Anyone at Fault for Andrew Bynum Disaster?

Andrew Bynum and Doug Collins watch practice from before the season started.As the season is coming to a close, the news of Doug Collins inevitable departure from the Philadelphia 76ers is not surprising. Many have expected this or at least insisted it should happen. Collins was unable to adapt and succeed after Andrew Bynum never played a minute in a 76ers uniform. However, it was not his fault that the Bynum deal blew up in the organization’s face. To be honest it really isn’t the owner’s fault either.  Was the deal really a bad deal?

Yes Adam Aron has taken a lot of heat, mainly because he is the one on social media, but you cannot really blame him or Collins for what became …

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Doug Collins Steps Down, Finally Shows the Right Way to Lead

Doug Collins will reportedly step down as Philadelphia 76ers' Head Coach after the season.The Philadelphia 76ers started this season with a lot of promise and a huge question mark. The promise came from last seasons playoff berth, the expected improvement of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, and the arrival of Andrew Bynum. The huge question was when Bynum would allow the 76ers to put the complete package on the floor. It never happened.

In a season that saw the team dominated by any type of big man in the post, Doug Collins refused to put rookie Arnett Moultrie on the floor. When he’s been on the floor, however limited the time has been, Moultrie has produced. …

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76ers Trends Continue as they Fall to the Hawks 107-96

Jeff Teague drives past the Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday & Damien Wilkins in the Hawks win over the 76ers Wednesday night.It’s come down to excuses with the 76ers. That’s how bad it’s become for the team that had high hopes when the season started. Andrew Bynum would soon be the center they’ve needed since Moses Malone left. Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner would combine to be a formidable back court with Andre Iguodala having been traded. Dorell Wright and Jason Richardson would be here to provide veteran leadership and outside shooting off the bench. “We were tired tonight”, Doug Collins said, “but I don’t want to …

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Philadelphia 76ers Preview for March 4-10

Jrue Holiday needs to find his shot if the Philadelphia 76ers are to have any chance in the week ahead.The 76ers have had a rough go of late. Since February 9th they’re 1-8 with a 7 game losing streak, one lucky win over the Golden State Warriors and then a meltdown against John Wall and the Washington Wizards. This upcoming week doesn’t look very good either. It actually looks plain nasty.  Three of their four games this week are against playoff teams Boston, Atlanta, and the defending champion Miami Heat.

Tuesday March 5, 2013

Vs. Boston Celtics (31-27) in Philadelphia 7:00 pm

The Celtics are the most hated Philadelphia rival and this current version has done nothing to ease that hatred.

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Evan Turner leads the 76ers to a 104-97 victory over the Warriors

Evan Turner put the Philadelphia 76ers on his back Saturday night to end their 7 game losing streak against the Golden State Warriors.Maybe this was the eye opener that Doug Collins needed or maybe this will cloud his vision even more. Last night in Philadelphia the 76ers (23-34) finally snapped their 7 game losing streak with a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors (33-27). With Nick Young out with an ankle sprain, Evan Turner was free to play like he did earlier in the season and t paid off for the 76ers as Turner finished the game one assist shy of a triple double.  Turner finished with 22 points, …

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76ers are “Competitive” but Fall to the Bulls 93-82

Carlos Boozer looks to drive while being defended by Spencer Hawes in the 76ers loss to the Chicago Bulls Thursday night.You know that you’ve reached the end of the line when the coach is using the word “competitive”. It’s over for the 76ers and it’s time to let it go. Last night in Chicago the Bulls (33-25) handed the 76ers (22-34) their seventh straight loss 93-82 behind Joakim Noah‘s triple double (23 points, 21 rebounds, 11 blocks). Think about that for a second. Noah had a triple double with 11 blocks and over 20 rebounds.  The 76ers have a way of making mediocre to good players look like they’re the second coming of Wilt …

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