The 76ers have made it official. Their new coach will be former TNT analyst Doug Collins.
The team sent out a press release announcing the decision earlier Friday, with general manager Ed Stefanski quoted.
"We are excited to hire a head coach with the level of experience, knowledge and passion for the game that Doug Collins has," said Stefanski. "He has been around basketball his entire life, has experienced success at every step throughout his career and we are confident in his ability to lead our team."
Collins takes over a team that won the second pick in the NBA Draft earlier this week. They are reportedly shopping that pick, on the condition that the other team take on Elton Brand's gargantuan contract.