Phladelphia 76ers’ Doug Collins Takes First Steps in Defining Players’ Roles

June 28th, 2010 by Haran Knight Leave a reply »

Although NBA teams don’t start their preseason until October, the 76ers' newly appointed head coach Doug Collins has done an excellent job so far. 

The first thing any leader in any environment must do upon his/her arrival is sell his system.  If nobody buys into your system, you find new people who will buy into it—or else you’ll be changing jobs quickly. 

NBA coaches Phil Jackson, Larry Brown, Greg Popovich, and Jerry Sloan are masters at getting players to accept their philosophies. 

The Sixers 2009-2010 season was doomed the moment Eddie Jordan said he was implementing his Princeton offense during the press conference of his hiring.  Jordan quickly lost the respect of his players, and it was known before the All Star break that he would only be in Philly for one season. 

The first thing Collins did as head coach was starting reaching out to his players, starting with Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand.  While many hope at least one of these overpaid disappointments is traded t ...

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