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08:13 AM ET 04.12 | Perhaps where there is smoke, there is no fire -- at least not according to Doug Collins' agent. In the wake of a published report saying the organization privately hopes [Collins] doesn't return next season as 76ers coach, his agent claims it will be Collins' call. "The relationship with Doug, me and Sixers management has been terrific," said John Langel during a Thursday afternoon telephone conversation. "What they told me beyond this season and as recently as today and yesterday is how long Doug stays here is Doug's decision." Langel denied rumblings that the story, which cited multiple unnamed NBA sources, in Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer originated from Collins' camp.

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April 12, 2013  08:41 AM ET

He's a good coach. They lost too many players and had too many injuries. Tough to find a good coach right now.

April 12, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Doug is a good coach but he is one of those guys who coaches them up and teaches them the game but he is not a guy that will get you over the hump.

April 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Doug is too nice a guy to be an effective head coach.

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April 12, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Have some balls and fire the guy.Why would anyone who has good $ coming to them just walk away?

When I saw the titleto this thread I thought "Ah. Red Meat for jgb" I guess I was right. Do you worry about being too predictable?

April 12, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Gone With The Wind, Bro?

April 12, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Off the subject: Is there any professional athlete with more class than Mariano Rivera? You'll have to go pretty far to convince me.

April 12, 2013  11:08 AM ET
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Off the subject: Is there any professional athlete with more class than Mariano Rivera? You'll have to go pretty far to convince me.

Dirk, Duncan, Durant, Conley, Horford

April 12, 2013  12:50 PM ET
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Dirk, Duncan, Durant, Conley, Horford

Dirk...the guy who showed up too fat to play early in the season? Duncan who b*tches, moans, and eye ball rolls after EVERY foul?

Try again.

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April 12, 2013  01:18 PM ET
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Dirk...the guy who showed up too fat to play early in the season? Duncan who b*tches, moans, and eye ball rolls after EVERY foul?Try again.

You don't have to be perfect to be considered classy.

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April 12, 2013  09:51 PM ET

Firing Collins would be the equivalent of cutting off a guys legs, then firing him for not running fast enough. What sense does it make to fire Collins and leave that front office intact. They're the ones that created the problem. Doug did the best he could do given what he had to work with.

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