“I consider it home. Kathy and I lived there for 10 years. Our two children were born there,” Collins said. “Kelly and Paul (son in-law) and my two grandchildren live in West Chester. I really hit it off with Ed Stefanski, Tony DeLio and Gene Shue when they came to the house. I think they have some good young pieces and I’m excited about the No. 2 draft pick. I just think that last year was a perfect storm of everything that could go wrong did and there is a great chance to have a buzz in this city once again and have Sixers basketball be fun.”
It’s a great interview in which Collins reveals a lot of what he thinks of the current roster and some plans he has. For instance, he plans on enlisting Coach K to help turn around Elton Brand, he sees Andre Iguodala as a 3 and Thad Young as a 4, and appears to want to get back to the running style of the 2008 Sixers.