Doug Collins has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with Philadelphia. With a new head coach and the #2 pick in the NBA Draft, things could be looking up for Philadelphia in basketball betting.
NBA betting this past season on Philadelphia was not that successful but perhaps things will be different next year with Collins at the helm. Eddie Jordan was fired as head coach of the 76ers after another poor season and the team interviewed a few candidates. Team president Ed Stefanski said that Collins was the choice based on his resume. Collins has a record of 332-287 as he has coached for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards. He played for Philadelphia for eight seasons and was actually their number one pick in the NBA Draft back in 1973.
Philadelphia really needs to have some success. They have been a major disappointment in basketball betting for many seasons. And a lot of head coaches have been tried in the past few years at Philly and none have succeeded.
This is a huge time in history for the Philadelphia franchise. They have the #2 pick in the NBA Draft next month and the addition of a player like Evan Turner from Ohio State could turn everything around. The 76ers can look back into history for the last time they had a top pick. In 1996 the team selected Allen Iverson with the number one overall pick. They are hoping to have a lot of success with this year’s number two pick. It looks good for them since they figure to get either John Wall or Evan Turner. Both are predicted to be future superstars in the league.
The 76ers will be looking to Doug Collins to teach whoever they sign. Collins coached Michael Jordan from 1986-89 so he knows how to deal with a superstar player. Collins has been in broadcasting for a while now and was the lead analyst for TNT. He received the Curt Gowdy Media Award for his excellent in broadcasting. He will be missed on the TNT telecasts but the 76ers are happy to have him as their head coach.