76ers close to hiring Collins as coach

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The 76ers are a few hours of negotiations away from hiring Doug Collins as their next head coach.

According to multiple sources, Sixers president and general manager Ed Stefanski began the negotiations with Collins’ agent, John Langel, on Wednesday afternoon.

One source said it was unlikely the parties would complete a deal before Thursday, but indicated there was “nothing” immediately holding up negotiations.

As The Inquirer reported Tuesday, Stefanski pinpointed Collins last week, keeping in contact with Collins’ camp almost daily since the initial meeting May 1 and giving the impression that a deal could be signed by the end of this week.

Full story: 76ers close to hiring Collins as coach | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/20/2010