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Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

NBA: 76ers agree to terms with Collins


DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms with TNT analyst Doug Collins to become their new coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not been made public. The person said the official announcement was likely to come Friday.

Terms were not immediately available.

Team president Ed Stefanski interviewed Collins on May 1, and he emerged as the leading candidate to replace the fired Eddie Jordan. The pool of candidates included former Dallas coach Avery Johnson and Toronto coach Sam Mitchell.

Collins went 332-287 in coaching stints with Chicago, Detroit and Washington. The 76ers made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1973 draft, and he played eight seasons with the team.