Sixers pick up Collins' contract option

5:42 PM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers picked up the option on head coach Doug Collins' contract, ensuring that he will guide the team through the 2013-14 season.

Collins led the Sixers to a 35-31 record in a truncated campaign last season, the second straight year he guided the club to a playoff berth. Philadelphia toppled favored Chicago in the first round before falling in a seven-game conference semifinal to the Boston Celtics.

Since arriving in Philly two years ago, the 61-year-old Collins has racked up a 76-72 regular-season record with an 8-10 postseason mark.

The former first-round pick of the Sixers in 1973 out of Illinois State owns a 408-359 lifetime coaching record for the Bulls (1986-89), Pistons (1995-98), Wizards (2001-03) and Sixers.

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