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Secret to Philly turnaround? Hugs

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08:12 AM ET 03.30 | Doug Collins is a hugger. After Thaddeus Young came toward the bench at the end of the first half in which he had scored 17 points and lifted the Sixers to a 16-point lead Monday, Collins grabbed him around the back of the neck and pulled him in. When Jrue Holiday had trouble executing a play in the first half that resulted in a poor offensive possession, Collins called him over for a one-on-one chat during a timeout, explained what he was looking for from his starting point guard, flashed that knowing, grandfatherly smile and followed it up with, that's right, a hug. ... And after Spencer Hawes fouled out late in the fourth quarter with the game pretty much decided, there was Collins at the bench, arms extended. Corny? Maybe, if the players were not buying into it. But that is Collins.

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March 30, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Hugs huh? Dang if thats all you need to be a decent coach in the NBA.....


Everyone get over here I got some hugging to do!!!!!!!!!!! SD you are first!!!

March 30, 2011  08:35 AM ET

well if it works!!!

March 30, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Hey it works for Ari Gold.....


Let's hug it out biaatches....

March 30, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hey it works for Ari Gold.....Let's hug it out biaatches....

BTW-I think John Kuester needs to subscribe to this type of arse grabbing to try to turn his Piston team around - Hopefully not on all fours...

March 30, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Who doesn't need a hug?

March 30, 2011  08:54 AM ET

Stupid....

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March 30, 2011  09:22 AM ET

No wonder Jordan won when you left

March 30, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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I think Stan Van Gundy could really use a hug.

Whole bunch of Miami guys are probably looking for one too... as they wipe away the tears.

March 30, 2011  09:23 AM ET

All you need is love dawgs.

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March 30, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Better hugs than Huggies, Bros.

March 30, 2011  09:40 AM ET

LOL! who needs a hug....

March 30, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Thought hiring Collins was a retread but he can coach....

March 30, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Whole bunch of Miami guys are probably looking for one too... as they wipe away the tears.

Lmao, yes!

March 30, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Better hugs than Huggies, Bros.

hahahha.... uh, what?!

March 30, 2011  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Better hugs than Huggies, Bros.

Lmao you never disappoint

March 30, 2011  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Better hugs than Huggies, Bros.

lmao, you never disappoint

 
March 30, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

If they do hug it out they better not tell Spoelstra about it or he will put them on blast.

Ha! Good one.

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