When the Philadelphia 76ers hired Doug Collins has head coach two seasons ago nobody expected him to lead the team within a victory of the Eastern Conference Finals. Because of his accomplishments, its seems as if Collins will be hanging around Philly a bit longer:
(Owner Josh) Harris said Sunday that Collins’ contract, which is guaranteed for one more year and contains a club option for the 2013-14 season, probably will be extended soon.
"We haven’t sat down and had that discussion yet, but we want Doug to be here a long, long time," Harris said. "We consider Doug a real asset of the organization."
According to the SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers, these rumors of a contract extension is not shocking.
This isn't really surprising. Everything we've heard from the Sixers camp (be it Adam Aron, Josh Harris, or sources in the grapevine) has been about how much they love Doug in the owner's box. His enthusiasm has hooked them and they're more than pleased with what Collins has given them in their first season, lockout-shortened and all.
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