Philadelphia 76ers Will Begin Search For New Head Coach Now That Doug Collins is Stepping Down

By Dan Parzych
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Last season, the Philadelphia 76ers were one of the biggest surprises in the playoffs as they pulled off the miraculous upset over the Chicago Bulls in the first round before taking the Boston Celtics to Game 7 in the semifinals. Thanks to this run, the bar was set high for the 76ers heading into the 2012-13 season, but unfortunately–that was far from the case as this year has been nothing but a train wreck for Philadelphia.

Now, it appears thing are about to take a turn for the worst since they’ll need to find a new head coach for next season.

Doug Collins informed the team he will step down at the end of the season–which should come as no surprise considering the way things have gone this season. Philadelphia is currently 33-47 on the season and while it’s difficult not to put the blame on the head coach when these things happen–Collins deserves some credit considering what happened this season came as unexpected.

The 76ers were hoping to be strong contenders following the acquisition of Andrew Bynum, but the star center failed to play a single game all season due to his knee injuries. The argument can be made that Philadelphia’s season would have been completely different with Bynum in the lineup, but unfortunately there’s nothing they can do about it now.

Instead, the 76ers can only move forward and begin their search for a new head coach for the 2013-14 season.

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