Veteran NBA head coach Doug Collins is an NBA game analyst for ABC and ESPN. Along with providing analysis during game telecasts, Collins also makes regular appearances across ESPN platforms including on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio and other news and information programming. He contributed as a studio analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown as well.
Collins joined ESPN prior to the 2013-14 NBA season and had previously served as an analyst for Turner Sports and NBC. Most recently, Collins served as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers (2010-2013), where he led the 76ers to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nine years. He also finished second in voting for NBA Coach of the Year award in 2011.
Collins began his NBA coaching career in 1986 as head coach of the Chicago Bulls (1986-1989). He led the Bulls to three playoff appearances and the Eastern Conference Finals in 1989. Collins also served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons (1995-1998) and the Washington Wizards (2001-2003). Over his 11-year coaching career, he led teams to the playoffs in seven seasons.
Collins was selected by the 76ers with the first overall pick in the 1973 NBA Draft. He spent all eight seasons of his playing career with the 76ers, where he earned four All-Star appearances and a trip to the NBA Finals in 1977. Collins also earned a silver medal as a member of the 1972 U.S. men’s team at the Summer Olympics in Munich.
In 2009, Collins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and awarded the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Award.