April 14, 2012 |
Philadelphia 76ers Coach/psychologist Doug Collins talked about handling a team with young players. "The one thing about players today is that they're very sensitive and very fragile. They didn't grow up with tough coaches," he said. "I treat this team very much with kid gloves; I really do. And I'm still looked at as an ogre. It's terrible. I find myself during the games looking at a coach and saying, 'Was I all right during that timeout? Did I hurt anybody's feelings? Was I OK?
May 20, 2010 |
The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms with TV analyst Doug Collins to become their new coach, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The sources spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not been made public. One of them said the official announcement probably will come Friday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Collins will receive a four-year contract. Collins is 332-287 in coaching stints with Chicago, Detroit and Washington.
May 8, 2009 |
On a day that opened a pressure-packed can of questions without many answered, one query rang clearly and loudly as the Dodgers approached their first of 50 games without Manny Ramirez: How would the Dodgers' television and radio networks handle the news of Ramirez's drug suspension? To their credit, they did not avoid it. Both pregame shows, on Prime Ticket and 790 KABC radio, gave the Ramirez story its due.
May 23, 2008 |
Doug Collins was fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1989 and replaced by assistant Phil Jackson. But if there were ever any hard feelings, as some thought at the time, you'd never know it from Collins' current-day TNT commentary.
April 22, 2004
'One of the great actors in the NBA.' Doug Collins, TNT announcer, on Sacramento King center Vlade Divac during the Dallas-Sacramento game Tuesday night
April 9, 2004
"Must be a guy from Munich running that shot clock." Doug Collins, TNT announcer, on a questionable shot clock violation in Tuesday's Laker game, referring to the controversial operation of the clock that cost him and the rest of the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team the gold medal