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Doug Collins Biography
Doug Collins was born July 28, 1951 in Christopher, Illinois and is a retired basketball player; a former four-time NBA All-Star and NBA basketball coach.
Collins was chosen to represent the United States at the infamous 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. While those games are mainly remembered for the terrorist attack that left eleven Israeli athletes dead, there was also the controversial gold medal basketball game between the United States and the Soviet Union, in which Collins played a key part.
After his injury, Collins turned to coaching. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from the middle to the late 1980s, where he coached Michael Jordan. Although the Bulls had a string of playoff appearances during Collins' tenure, they were unable to win a championship, and Collins was replaced by his assistant, Phil Jackson.
Collins was named the head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 1995, for whom he served until February 2, 1998, when he was fired despite a 54-28 record and replaced by Alvin Gentry. Collins then became a television broadcaster, working for many years at various networks, such as NBC on the NBA on NBC and TNT on the NBA on TNT. He worked as a broadcaster for about five years, before being hired to coach again, by the Washington Wizards, before the start of the 200102 NBA season. After the Wizards fired Collins following the 200203 season, he returned to announcing games for TNT.
In eight seasons as an NBA head coach, Collins amassed a 332287 won-loss record (.536 winning percentage) and a 1523 won-loss record in the playoffs (.395).
During the 2008 offseason, Collins was in negotiations to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. However, according to the Chicago Tribune, Collins decided to withdraw his candidacy as coach. He also was a candidate for the Milwaukee Bucks coaching job in 2005, however he was passed over in favor of Terry Stotts.
Collins served as the analyst for NBC Sports TV coverage of basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
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Posted on 10 July 2015 | 12:27 pm
NBA Analyst and former Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins has been announced as the featured speaker at this year’s annual summer fundraiser for the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame that is taking place at the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center on July 10. Tickets to get into the fundraiser will cost $40 Read More
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