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Doug Collins Is "Really Proud" Of Sixers Youth

76ers coach Doug Collins joined Tim Legler  and John Marks on 97.5 The Fanatic this week to discuss his teams' turnaround this season. Collins credits his teams youth for the better brand of basketball they've played so far.

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"If you take all the teams right now that are trying to battle to get into the playoffs very few of them are playing as many young players as we are, but you know in many instances I feel that's a blessing because we have hope. One of the things I said in my press conference when I took the job was is "I want to make us relevant again." I want us to have hope that this is not going to be some flash in a pan, but something you can build and have a 7-8 year run with these young guys and watch them grow. Tim what you said is so true. This is a group of guys who are incredibly unselfish. They love playing basketball together and when one of them is not on the floor they're cheering for each other. You know you've been in this business a long time. It's hard to find that and especially for us to fight through a 3-13 start and for our guys to pick that up and to continue to believe and continue to work and practice. All of a sudden some good things start happening, so I'm really proud of them Tim and for me to walk on that floor every night and to represent the 76ers and Mr.Snider. I know how badly he wants a good team. It's fun."

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The Sixers routinely field 7 players 22 years old or younger, so there's no doubt that this is a very young team that's starting to grow up together. Check out his full interview on SRI.

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