Doug Collins

Doug Collins

About Doug Collins

Paul Douglas 'Doug' Collins (born July 28, 1951) is a retired American basketball player. He was the top pick of the 1973 NBA Draft and a four-time NBA All-Star. He is currently the head coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. Collins enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Benton High School in Benton, Illinois, under renowned coach Rich Herrin, after which he went on to play for Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, in 1969. Collins was chosen to represent the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. While those games are mainly remembered for the terrorist attack that left eleven Israeli athletes dead, there was also the controversial gold medal basketball game between the United States and the Soviet Union, in which Collins played a key part. The United States was undefeated in Olympic basketball competition history, and widely expected to remain undefeated after these Olympics.

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