04/10/12 2:36 pm EST
Rumors continue to float around the Internet and on the sports talk radio airwaves that Doug Collins has “lost” this team. Thaddeus Young did his best to squash those rumors last Sunday when he told the local media, “We’ve got Coach’s back all the way. [Has he] lost us? Man, nobody is even thinking about that. We’re thinking about winning games and getting back on track. All that other stuff is just gossip.”
Still, the rumors may have a hint of truth in them. Now I don’t think Collins has “lost” this team. Nor do I believe that we are headed for a scenario like the Stan Van Gundy – Dwight Howard – def-con 5, level of drama that went down in Orlando. And I certainly don’t believe that Collins is fully responsible for the Sixers down swing of late.
But what I do believe is that especially over the last ten games or so, Collins has “lost” his touch with this team and has not been pushing the right buttons for this squad of late. Thus he has had a role in the recent unacceptable level of play being witnessed from Philadunkia’s home team.
After the jump a look at several ways I believe Collins has NOT helped the Sixers recently…