Doug Collins has resigned after three seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but will stay with the franchise as a special consultant. Collins says he does not plan on coaching again in the future, and is stepping down to spend more time with his family- and that he made this decision in December and would have went through with it regardless if Sixers had winning record or if Andrew Bynum had been healthy.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
On Thursday, Sixers owners Josh Harris officially announced that Doug Collins will not return as head coach next season.
“Doug will not coach next season and I’ll leave it to Doug to say why.””He is going to stay on with the 76ers as my advisor. He loves the 76ers, he loves the city. He’s not planning on coaching anywhere else.”
“This is his decision, he’s not being pushed out – I don’t know where that came from.”