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Doug Collins endorses Pop, Doc for Team USA coaching gig

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03:25 PM ET 03.09 | Celtics coach Doc Rivers said last summer that 76ers coach Doug Collins would be the best choice to lead Team USA now that Mike Krzyzewski has stepped down from the role. But on Friday night, it was Collins campaigning for Rivers, as well as Spurs headmaster Gregg Popovich, for the open position. "My feeling is the two guys who should be in the mix are Pop and Doc," said Collins, whose 76ers play at Orlando on Sunday. "I think those two guys, what they've done. Pop, the years he's put in, what he's done and plus he has a military background a lot like Coach K, and what he's done in San Antonio. And then I think Doc." Collins did say he would welcome an assistant role under either of those guys. Team USA will look to put together a coaching staff this summer in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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March 9, 2013  03:35 PM ET

Need to bring back more college players and less NBA stars.

March 9, 2013  03:47 PM ET

Go team Canada!

March 9, 2013  04:26 PM ET

Leo Rautins is looking for a coaching job

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March 10, 2013  12:08 AM ET

Pop Doc? Wasn't he a dictator in Haiti?

March 10, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Does Anyone Want The Job, Bros?

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