Monday, March 5, 2012

Doug Collins wants a little help

Andy Reid was the guy a chunk of media thought of when the words "I take full responsibility for that" popped out of  the mouth of the Sixers' head coach Sunday night.

You thought they had problems?
But it was really a veiled cry for help from Doug Collins, who knows his basketball team is stuck on playing just well enough  to lose close games to good teams.

It happened again in a 96-91 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center.
Collins took responsibility. He also refused to blame the non-superstar composition of his team for the close losses although several of his post-game comments subtly suggested he was reaching the end of his rope.

“There’s an old line in basketball,” Collins said. “A coach’s notoriety is demonstrated by his team’s ability to execute under pressure. And my notoriety right now isn’t very good. Because we’re not winning any of these games. And I take full responsibility for that. I’m paid to win games. That’s what (owner) Josh Harris pays me to do.”

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