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Encyclopedia > Doug Collins

For the Canadian journalist see Doug Collins (journalist) Doug Collins (1920-2001) was a British-Canadian journalist and far-right figure. ...

Doug Collins
Position Shooting guard/Small forward
Height ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Born July 28, 1951 (1951-07-28) (age 56)
Christopher, Illinois
Nationality USA
College Illinois State
Draft 1st overall, 1973
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1973–1981
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1973–1981)
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Silver Munich 1972 United States

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Collins enjoyed a successful high school basketball career in Benton, Illinois, after which he went on to play for Illinois State University, close to where he grew up, in 1969. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Benton is a city located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ...

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1972 Olympics

Collins was chosen to represent the United States at the infamous 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. While those games are mainly remembered for the terrorist attack that left eleven Israeli athletes dead, there was also the controversial gold medal basketball game between the United States and the Soviet Union, in which Collins played a key part. The United States was undefeated in Olympic basketball competition history, and widely expected to remain undefeated after these Olympics. After Collins had hit two free throws, the time had apparently expired in the gold medal game; the United States had a 50-49 lead and seemed to have secured yet another gold medal. However, in a very controversial move, it was decided by the game's referees that there were still three seconds left to play, allowing the Soviets one more chance, which they utilized to make a lay-up. This gave the U.S. its first ever Olympic loss by a 51-50 margin. The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were celebrated in Munich, in what was then West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. ...


Career as a Basketball Player

After that controversial game, Collins went on to be drafted by the Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association. In a 1973 supplementary draft, he was chosen by the New York Nets. Despite being drafted by ABA teams, he never played in that league, instead choosing to play in the NBA, where he had been the number one overall pick in the draft, picked by the Philadelphia 76ers. He only played 25 games his rookie year, the 1973-74 season, averaging 8 points per game. For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The 1973-74 NBA Season was the 28th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


His numbers improved substantially over the next few seasons, scoring almost 18 points and dishing out 2.6 assists while getting almost 4 rebounds per game in 81 games played during 1974-75 season, and then scoring 20.8 points per game and grabbing four rebounds per game in 1975-76. Collins made four All-Star teams in the late 1970s. The 1974-75 NBA Season was the 29th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1975-76 NBA Season was the 30th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


He kept tallying an average of about 19 points and four rebounds per game for the next three seasons, as the 76ers reached the NBA Finals during 1976-77 season. Although the team featured Julius Erving, among others, the Sixers could not overcome Bill Walton and the Portland Trail Blazers in those finals, losing four games to two. Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 and raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a retired American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


During the 1978-79 season, Collins suffered a serious injury, which limited him to only 47 games that year, and eventually forced him into retirement as a basketball player.[1] His last season was 1980-81, in which he would only play 12 games before announcing his retirement. The 1978-79 NBA Season was the 33rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Collins scored a total of 7,427 points in 415 NBA games, for an average of 17.9 points per game, while grabbing 1,339 rebounds for 3.2 per game, and passing for 1,368 assists, averaging 3.3 assists a game. As the three point shots were new to basketball when Collins retired, he only took one of those during his NBA career, missing it.


Career as a Basketball Coach and Announcer

After his injury, Collins turned to coaching. He was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from the middle to the late 1980s, where he coached Michael Jordan. Although the Bulls had a string of playoff appearances during Collins' tenure, they were unable to win a championship, and Collins was replaced by his assistant, Phil Jackson. This article is about the professional basketball team. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the basketball coach. ...


Collins was named the head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 1995, for whom he served until February 2, 1998, when he was fired and replaced by Alvin Gentry. Collins then became a television broadcaster, working for many years at various networks, such as NBC and TNT. He worked as a broadcaster for about five years, before being hired to coach again, by the Washington Wizards, before the start of the 2001-02 NBA season. After the Wizards fired Collins following the 2002-03 season, he returned to announcing games for TNT. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Alvin Gentry is a former American professional basketball coach, and college basketball player, who has led three different NBA teams. ... This article is about the television network. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


In eight seasons as an NBA head coach, Collins amassed a 332-287 won-loss record (.536 winning percentage) and a 15-23 won-loss record in the playoffs (.395).


During the 2008 offseason, Collins was in negotiations to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. However, according to the Chicago Tribune, Collins has decided to withdraw his candidacy as coach.


Coaching record

Team Year Season Record Playoff Record
G W L Win % Result W-L
CHI 1986-87 82 40 42 .488 Lost First Round 0-3
CHI 1987-88 82 50 32 .610 Lost Second Round 4-6
CHI 1988-89 82 47 35 .573 Lost Conference Finals 9-8
DET 1995-1996 82 46 36 .561 Lost First Round 0-3
DET 1996-1997 82 54 28 .659 Lost First Round 2-3
DET 1997-1998 45 21 24 .467 Missed Playoffs (Did Not Coach Entire Season) -
WSH 2001-2002 82 37 45 .451 Missed Playoffs -
WSH 2002-2003 82 37 45 .451 Missed Playoffs -
Career 619 332 287 .536 - 15-23

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Personal Life

Doug and his wife Kathy have two children. Their son Chris, a former professional basketball player, is now an assistant coach at Duke University and their daughter Kelly is a school teacher in Pennsylvania. Chris Collins is a basketball player and coach from Northbrook, Illinois. ... Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. ...


The basketball court at Illinois State University's Redbird Arena is named after Collins.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Doug Collins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (884 words)
Paul Douglas Collins (born July 28, 1951 in Christopher, Illinois), better known as Doug Collins, is a former NBA basketball player and announcer who has also been the head coach of a number of NBA teams.
Collins enjoyed a successful high school career in his home state, after which he went on to become one of the best college players in his country.
Collins was named the head coach of the Detroit Pistons in 1995, for whom he served until 1997 when he was fired at the end of the season and replaced by Alvin Gentry.
NBA.com: Doug Collins Coach Info (906 words)
Collins is a seven-year veteran of the NBA coaching ranks, having coached Michael Jordan and the Bulls in his first job as a NBA head coach and three years with Grant Hill and the Detroit Pistons.
Collins began his NBA coaching career as head coach for the Chicago Bulls, joining the organization on May 23, 1986 and coached the Bulls for three straight seasons.
Collins has earned a reputation as a teacher and his record of working with young potential stars is impeccable.
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