04/15/13 11:57 am EST
First their were the reports based on “sources” that the 76ers ownership group was eager to have head coach Doug Collins simply walk away at the end of this season. Of course those rumors / reports were later denied and discounted by other reports from “sources” within the Sixers organization. Adam Aron stated that the Sixers wanted Collins back in 2013-14. Collins himself refused to comment on any of the reports when pressed on the topic on Friday night in Washington, DC.
Then late last night, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports “broke” the worst kept secret in Philadelphia when he reported that Doug has informed Sixers ownership that he in fact intends to resign at the end of this season. Yahoo is also noting that the Sixers ownership group and Doug’s lawyers are working on a buyout for the final year of DC’s contract.
So, DC is out of here. Which is something we said weeks ago would happen at the end of this season.
Our opinions on the decision after the jump.