• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Doug Collins will not return as coach of the 76ers

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Collins could be pointing towards the exit.    (Getty Images)
Doug Collins is heading for the exit from the 76ers' bench. (Getty Images)

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that Sixers head coach Doug Collins has informed the team that he will not return as coach next season. Collins is owed $4.5 million remaining on his contract. And with Rod Thorn moving to an advisor role per his contract next season, Collins could still move to a front-office position, taking him away from the rigors of coaching, especially after this year.

More on Cavaliers-Sixers
Related links

Collins endured a season falling apart due to injuries to Andrew Bynum and later Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson. The Sixers enter the last two games of the season at 33-47 and were eliminated from playoff contention last week. He is 108-119 in three years with the Sixers.

Philadelphia had high expectations coming into the season, and almost nothing went right. There had been reports that ownership hoped Collins would not return. We'll wait to see if Collins leaves the organization completely and where the Sixers go after this disaster of a season.

From the AP, "The decision came hours after his agent, John Langel, told reporters Collins would return for a fourth season."

"He's here for another year, at least," Langel said.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

January 23, 2015
Trade or hold? (2:26)
January 23, 2015
Kobe Bryant out for season
January 23, 2015
NBA All-Star snubs
January 23, 2015
Golden State Warriors turn it around


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop