May 29, 2008

Collins returns to Chicago:: TNT analyst Doug Collins returns to the Bulls after being replaced by Phil Jackson in 1989. In February, Collins commented he wouldn't consider coaching for another five or six years. How things change.

posted by curlyelk to basketball at 11:58 AM - 4 comments

It seems to me that the two main reasons Collins was originally fired from the Bulls were his dictatorial nature and the tough discipline he tried to enforce. The team rejected him like the current Bulls rejected Scott Skiles for the same reasons. I think this is a hire destined to fail.

posted by Shotput at 04:26 PM on May 29, 2008

I don't know what he's like as a coach, but he's about the most boring basketball announcer in history. WAY too serious, no sense of humor whatsoever. Maybe that's why Michael and Co. ran him out the first time around.

posted by robslob at 05:42 PM on May 29, 2008

MJ probably at least respects Collins, rob, or he wouldn't have sought him out to coach after his playing career was over. I am wondering if Hornacek or some other up and coming assistant is really Paxson's goal, and Collins is going to have the reigns for a year or two until they are ready to take over.

posted by brainofdtrain at 12:01 AM on May 30, 2008

Maybe that's why Michael and Co. ran him out the first time around. MJ had nothing to do with "running" Collins out, that was all Jerry Riensdorf's idea to make the change to Phil Jackson (which did work out). MJ had no problem with being coached by Collins and when MJ was playing for the Wizards, he even brought Collins as the head coach. I think that this move can work out since it wasn't that long ago that Collins was on the bench coaching so all we can do now is take wait and see approach.

posted by BornIcon at 06:24 AM on May 30, 2008

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