Report: Sixers Hope Doug Collins Steps Down After Season76ers, BREAKING NEWS, News Thursday, April 11th, 2013
According the Philadelphia Inquirer, although the team has publicly voiced support for Collins, behind closed doors they hope that he’ll voluntarily step aside at the end of the season.
Its been a rough year for the Sixers. Everything that could have gone wrong in the Andrew Bynum trade went wrong. As Collins himself mentioned several months ago, the team traded away Andre Iguodala, Nik Vucevic, and Moe Harkless, and neither of the pieces they received in return (Bynum or guard Jason Richardson) are on the floor for them.
The result has been a long, painful season filled losing and disappointment. While Collins certainly isn’t to blame for how things have turned out this year, he has been known to have a personality that can grind on a team and flame out quickly when things begin to go south. The organization’s future is filled with questions, and a guy like Collins would be best suited to coach a stable team with a chance of doing some damage in the playoffs rather than a young group with years of rebuilding ahead of them.
So from that standpoint, it’s understandable why the organization may want to move on from Collins. It’s not that Collins hasn’t done a good job, or is to blame for the team’s current woes. It just so happens that the best thing for everyone involved might be for the coach and the team to go their separate ways.
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