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Prayers and Thoughts go out to Eagles nation

Posted by fanofphilly on Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today Howie stepped up to the podium and announced that Andy Reid was absent from early morning workouts due to the passing of his son Garrett Reid.  First and foremost my heart and prayers go out to the Reid family and the whole Eagles organization.  Now let me say this… I do no like using […]

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Flyers HUGE FA signings

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Flyers announce 2 signings today. Ruslan Fedotenko – returns back to the team but this time almost 10 years later hes coming back.  He will not be a player that will light the lamp often for us but he will bring solid depth and SIZE.  Something that we needed after losing Jagr and JVR.  Regardless […]

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Rookie salary cap numbers for 2012

Posted by fanofphilly on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ok so the numbers are not 100% final but with the new CBA you can get very very close to being accurate. Now these are their paycut for just this year against the cap. 1-12     Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State – $1.8m 2-14     Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California – $807k 2-27     Vinny Curry, […]

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Doug Collins all but SIGNED???

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Well we have been digging around this one for a while here. And you know us here at HBN have been saying since last year that we wanted DOUG COLLINS here, well now it looks as if at least the Homeboyz will get their wish.

(philly.com) Doug Collins is one step closer to becoming the 76ers’ next coach.

The Sixers began negotiations yesterday with Collins in hopes of making him the team’s seventh coach since Larry Brown and bringing a measure of stability to the franchise, an NBA source told the Daily News.

John Langel, Collins’ agent, declined to comment, although a second source confirmed the start of discussions.

Collins hasn’t coached in the NBA since 2003. He since has been an NBA analyst for TNT, for which he is working the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.

During his eight seasons as coach with the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, Collins, 58, compiled a 332-287 record. A four-time All-Star as a player, Collins was selected with the first overall pick by the Sixers in 1973 and played all eight of his injury-plagued NBA career seasons in Philadelphia.

At each of his previous stops, Collins – a disciplinarian, teacher and stickler for detail – improved his team’s record by at least 10 victories in his first season.

On Tuesday at the NBA draft lottery in Secaucus, N.J., Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski said there could be a second round of interviews, but indicated that might not be necessary.

“There are two options: bring some people back for a second interview or just go towards the candidate we feel most comfortable with,” Stefanski said.

It appears they have chosen the latter. Stefanski met with Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider and chief operating officer Peter Luukko yesterday, and the decision was made to start the negotiations with Collins.

Stefanski will spend today and tomorrow in Chicago for the NBA draft combine.

Stefanski said Tuesday that the Flyers’ playoff run is not impacting the Sixers’ coaching search.

“They can multitask,” Stefanski said of Snider and Luukko.

A source had said the top-tier candidates are Collins, Avery Johnson and Sam Mitchell. The Sixers also interviewed current NBA assistant coaches Bill Laimbeer, Monty Williams, Dan Majerle and Elston Turner. *

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One Response to “Doug Collins all but SIGNED???”

  1. Sixertruth Says:

    Sixers signed him today four year deal. Great news good coach

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