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Collins erupts after 'mind-numbing' loss

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07:51 AM ET 02.27 | If Philly, which dropped its sixth straight game Tuesday, this one to the 3-28 Magic, hasn't hit rock bottom, it's close. "I did not see this effort coming," [Doug Collins] said. "This is mind-numbing to me. We went up 29-20, and from that point on I couldn't even tell you what occurred." ... Afterward, at a long news conference, Collins said that finding solutions is what he is paid to do, but that right now he just can't locate any. It doesn't help that his team is playing with all the urgency of a death-row inmate walking to his demise. "I wish I knew. I wish I knew. I really do," Collins said when asked if his team understands the urgency in which it should be playing if it is serious about making the playoffs.

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February 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Look.... you can only go so far in squeezing water out of a rock. Philly has played above their talent level all year so it's only natural they bottom out at some point. The law of deminishing returns has kicked in. This is pure natural phenonmenum.

Don't go crazy coach... it was bound to happen. Just like age catching up to Celts.

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February 27, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Losing Is Part Of The Game, Bro.

February 27, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Look.... you can only go so far in squeezing water out of a rock. Philly has played above their talent level all year so it's only natural they bottom out at some point. The law of deminishing returns has kicked in. This is pure natural phenonmenum. Don't go crazy coach... it was bound to happen. Just like age catching up to Celts.

Good comment -- I think Collins was saying something similar. I heard him talk about who they've traded away (3 players) for "nothing on the court" from last year.

February 27, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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I've said for a long time that Doug Collins knows the game basketball, and is a severely nice guy. His best fit is TV analyst, not coach. You can't run around dispensing NBA love unconditionally and expect to be an effective head coach. The man's will has the strength of a wet wash cloth used to dab the tears of weeping children.

I thought he did a good job last year -- winning record ... and had a decent start this year. But I think the wheels have come off the bus.

February 27, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Fire Woody!! Fire Collins!!!

We got Mike Brown and SVG waiting ;)

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February 27, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Look.... you can only go so far in squeezing water out of a rock. Philly has played above their talent level all year so it's only natural they bottom out at some point. The law of deminishing returns has kicked in. This is pure natural phenonmenum. Don't go crazy coach... it was bound to happen. Just like age catching up to Celts.

LOL!! 100% correct tho..

February 27, 2013  04:11 PM ET

We will be ok but losing to the Magic just puts a damper on everything.

 
February 27, 2013  04:49 PM ET

"I wish I knew. I wish I knew. I really do," Collins said

Thomas the Train couldn't have said it any better.

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