According to multiple reports, Doug Collins will not return as Sixers coach. The Sixers were thrust into a state of flux Sunday night when Yahoo! Sports reported Collins had informed Sixers ownership that he will resign at season’s end. Yahoo! cited NBA sources with information on Collins’ decision. In addition, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Collins will not return next season as head coach. The people spoke to The AP on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the Sixers and Collins had not formally announced the move. The Yahoo! report indicated Collins could stay with the team in a different role, perhaps in the front office. Collins reportedly told owner Josh Harris of his decision to step down as coach. A 76ers spokesman couldn't be reached for comment on Sunday night. Earlier Sunday, Collins’ agent, John Langel, was unequivocal when asked whether his client plans to coach the Sixers next season: “Yes.” “He’s the coach and he’ll continue to be the coach,” Langel said after the Sixers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-77 Sunday in the team’s regular season home finale at the Wells Fargo Center. Collins himself has repeatedly refused to speak about his future and whether he intends to return next season and fulfill the final year of his contract, which will reportedly pay him $4.5 million.
Report: Doug Collins says he won't return as the head coach of the Sixers
Courier-Post | Apr 15