Collins talks to 76ers about vacancy

May 12, 2009 7:28:02 PM PDT
Former NBA coach and TNT analyst Doug Collins has talked to the Philadelphia 76ers about their open coaching job. Collins was among a list of candidates floated to replace Tony DiLeo, who stepped down on Monday and returned to the front office.

"They know, I've talked to them like two or three times, they know what I've said," Collins said on Tuesday night from Los Angeles. "Whatever they want to do, they know where I am if they want to call."

After a 9-14 start under Maurice Cheeks, DiLeo replaced him on an interim basis. Philadelphia went 32-27 under DiLeo and made the playoffs.

Collins is 332-287 in a coaching career that includes stops with Chicago, Detroit and Washington. He hasn't coached since the 2002-03 season with the Wizards.

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