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Doug Collins' coaching style forced 76ers overhaul

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09:27 AM ET 10.14 | The heart of Andre Iguodala's criticism of Doug Collins -- "it was just draining for the criticism to be there every single day" -- is the very reason the Sixers overhauled their roster, importing new players like Andrew Bynum, Nick Young, Jason Richardson, Kwame Brown and Dorell Wright for this season.

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October 14, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Coach of the year one year and fired the next when the players stop listening.

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October 14, 2012  10:21 AM ET

You Are Wearing Out Your Welcome, Bro.

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October 14, 2012  11:37 AM ET

If this is the complaint on Collins, I do not expect a happy time in Philadelphia with Bynum and Collins. Bynum will be a monster this year if he can, because its the last year of his contract and he wants a max deal somewhere. But if he signs and stays in Philly, they're gonna need another coach, someone like Doc Rivers, who knows how to work with players without yelling ALL the time.

October 14, 2012  12:06 PM ET
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winning and having a star player that WANTS to work is the keyproblem in philly was they had no real go-to star that the other players looked to. Now with bynum, if collins feeds the chubby beast they have a chance...but if they go the laker route and make him 'earn' his touches- he will disappear and they are dead

Personally, I can't believe Bynum has to be babied so much.
He's an okay center, but that's it.

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October 14, 2012  12:47 PM ET
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Bynum is the 2nd best center in the NBA,m Stiches.

Says a lot...if I actually agreed with you on the qualities that constitute a good player.
I think a big part of it should included two things may not have considered; unselfish team player and mental toughness.
Otherwise, you just have a guy that can get points for himself when it doesn't matter.

October 14, 2012  01:10 PM ET
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Says a lot...if I actually agreed with you on the qualities that constitute a good player.I think a big part of it should included two things may not have considered; unselfish team player and mental toughness.Otherwise, you just have a guy that can get points for himself when it doesn't matter.

Yeah if Iggy couldn't take the constant harping (in his opinion) I can see Bynum having the mental toughness to take it. And I would execthim to get much more harping than Iggy who always seemed to give full effort.

October 14, 2012  01:11 PM ET
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Yeah if Iggy couldn't take the constant harping (in his opinion) I can see Bynum having the mental toughness to take it. And I would execthim to get much more harping than Iggy who always seemed to give full effort.

*can't see Bynum* and *would expect him* Oi veh!

October 14, 2012  01:12 PM ET

I wouldn't read too much into this. I doubt very seriously that the 76ers brought in Kwame freakin' Brown and Dorrell Wright as part of any overhaul to replace Iguodala. This is just typical yellow journalism from the Zoo York Daily News. Take it with a grain of salt.

October 14, 2012  02:49 PM ET
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*can't see Bynum* and *would expect him* Oi veh!

I got the jist, and agree, mine name-doppleganger.

October 14, 2012  02:51 PM ET
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I got the jist, and agree, mine name-doppleganger.

*gist...HA, I did it too.

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October 17, 2012  01:11 PM ET

To answer the original question, because they simply could not get beyond the initial play-off rounds with the roster they had? Miami is no easier, neither are the Celtics. The Nets look good on paper - you have to do something. Insofar as the carping goes, I like Doug Collins and hope he is ultimately successful, whatever the perceived problem might be. Having said that, Kwame Brown doesn't seem like much of an answer.

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